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New Delhi: The Delhi Metro fare hike is now a reality and is being implemented from today.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation board had met Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday to consider his proposal to defer the hike recommended by the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC).

After the meeting, the FFC decided that the fares will be hiked as decided earlier.

The maximum fares for smart card users will be Rs 54 during the peak hours and Rs 48 during non-peak hours.

The revised fare structure will be up to 2 km — Rs 10, 2 to 5 km — 20, 5 to 12 km — 30, 12 to 21 km — Rs 40, 21 to 32 km —50 and for journeys beyond 32 km — 60.

Smart card users, who, according to DMRC’s estimates, happen to be 70 percent of the metro’s total ridership, will continue to get 10 percent discount on each ride.

They will get an additional discount of 10 percent while travelling during off-peak hours, which is from the beginning of services till 8 am, between 12 pm and 5 pm and from 9 pm to end of the services.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia termed the decision as a “conspiracy” to benefit private cab aggregator services.

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