Bus fares hiked in Odisha following fuel price increase
Bhubaneswar: Bus fares hiked in Odisha on Saturday. The state government increased bus fares across all categories under the automatic fare adjustment mechanism following fuel price increase.
As per a press release issued by the Commerce and Transport Department, while the bus fares for the ordinary and express have been increased by 2 paise per km, the charges for the deluxe and AC deluxe buses have been increased by 4 paise per km.
With the increase of fare, the travelers of ordinary buses will now have to pay 72 paise per km against 70 paise. Likewise, the commuters travelling in express buses have to pay 73 paise per km instead of 71 paise.
Similarly, the deluxe category buses will now charge Rs 1.05 paise per km which was Rs 1.01 paise earlier. The AC Deluxe buses will charge Rs 1.27 paise instead of the existing Rs 1.23 paise per km.