Bus Fares Hiked in Odisha Due to Rise in Diesel Price

Bhubaneswar:  Bus fares for all categories of passengers have been hiked in Odisha under the automatic fare adjustment mechanism following a rise in the price of diesel in the international market.

The fares of ordinary and express buses have been increased by one paise per kilometer, while the fares of deluxe and AC deluxe buses increased by two paise per km, informed the Commerce and Transport Department in a notification.

The ordinary bus fare will now be 69 paise against 68 paise per km while the express fare is hiked to 72 paise from 71 paise, the notification said.

The deluxe bus will now charge 99 paise against 97 paise earlier.  The AC deluxe bus fare is hiked to Rs 1.21 from Rs 1.19 per km, it added.

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