The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set up a committee of experts and started discussions to sell the shares of Tokyo Metro held by the government and Tokyo.
We will also discuss the need to extend the Yurakucho subway line and develop a new subway that connects the city center and the coastal area.
The government owns 53% of the shares of Tokyo Metro and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government owns 47%, but it has been decided to sell it and completely privatize it.
Of these, the national government will sell its shares by 2027 and use the proceeds to finance reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Toward the sale of shares, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set up a committee of experts to consider the ideal subway system in the Tokyo area, and held its first online meeting on the 22nd.
In this, Jun Uehara, director of the railway bureau, said, "The government and Tokyo need to work together to sell their shares. It is necessary to give sufficient consideration to the role of Tokyo Metro, which has a network in the city center." Did.
When selling shares, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is requesting the extension of the Yurakucho subway line and the development of a new subway that connects the city center and the coastal area.
For this reason, the committee confirmed that it would also discuss the need for maintenance.
After hearing from Tokyo Metro and Tokyo, the committee will prepare a report around July.