Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 18:
The Odisha government today reduced the bus fare in the state for the first time under the automatic machanism following the reduction in the price of diesel announced by the Centre recently.
According to a notification by the Commerce and Transport department, the fare of the ordinary buses has been reduced from 61 paisa to 60 paise per km, express buses from 64 paisa to 63 paisa, delux buses from 86 paisa to 84 paise and AC delux buses from Rs 1.07 to Rs 1.05 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 this 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.