Hike In Diesel Price Leads To Hike In Bus Fares In Odisha

by Dikhyaa Mohanty
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After a hike in diesel price in India, bus fares have been also increased, where fares of ordinary and express category buses increased by three paise per kilometres while fares of deluxe and AC deluxe buses increased by six paise per kilometres and fare of super premium category buses has been increased by nine paise per km.

According to the reports, ordinary buses will charge 92 paise per km as compared to the previous fare of 89 paise per km, while express buses will charge 96 paise per km against their previous rate of 93 paise per km. While the deluxe and AC deluxe bus fares have been trekked to Rs 1.35 per km and Rs 1.63 per km, correspondingly.

On March 4, fares of ordinary and express category buses were increased by five paise per kilometres, while fares of deluxe and AC deluxe buses were increased by 10 paise per kilometres. The fare of super premium category buses had been increased by 15 paise per km.

The report further added that in the super-premium buses, passengers will have to pay Rs 2.53 per km against the previous rate of Rs 2.44 per km. An official notification issued by the State Transport Authority stated that the bus fare hiked due to an increase in per litre diesel price from Rs 97.25 as of July 1 to Rs 102.34 as of October 16.

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