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Bus fare slashed across categories in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The bus fare across categories in Odisha was today reduced by two to four paise per kilometre under automatic fare revision mechanism after reduction of fuel price.

This is the second such reduction in bus fare in the last 15 days. The last it was slashed on November 28.

According to a notification issued by the State Transport Commissioner, the fare for ordinary and express buses has been reduced by 2 paise per km.

The fare of deluxe and AC deluxe buses by 4 paise per km, the notification added.

With this cut coming into effect, the fare for ordinary buses will now be 68 paise per km as against 70 paise per km earlier while the fare for express buses has been slashed to 71 paise from 73 paise per km.

After today’s fall in the fair, deluxe category buses will now charge Re 97per km as against Rs 1.01 earlier and commuters travelling in AC Deluxe buses will have to fork out Rs 1.19 instead of the current Rs 1.23 paise per km, the notification added.