Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 19:
The Odisha government today increased the bus fare in the state under the automatic mechanism following the increase in the price of diesel.
According to a notification by the Commerce and Transport department, the fare of the ordinary and express buses have been increased by one paisa per kilometre and the fare of the delux and AC deulx buses have been increased by two paisa per kilometre. With this, the fare of the ordinary buses has been increased from 56 paisa to 57 paisa per km, express buses from 59 paisa to 60 paisa, delux buses from 76 paisa to 78 paisa and AC delux buses from 97 paisa to 99 paisa per km.
It may be mentioned that the state government had announced the implementation of the automatic mechanism for revision of fares on June 4 last year as per the demand of the All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association.
Under the automatic mechanism system, rise and fall in bus fares would be determined based on the rise and fall of fuel prices.