Bhubaneswar: The State Government today hiked the bus fares across all categories. Fares of ordinary and express buses were hiked by 2 paise per km while fares of deluxe and AC deluxe buses were increased by 4 paise per km.
Now, a passenger has to pay 67 pasie instead of 65 paise per km in an ordinary bus, while the express category bus fare has been increased from 68 paise to 70 paise.
Similarly, deluxe bus fare has been hiked from 91paise to 95 paise and AC deluxe bus fare from Rs 1.13 to Rs 1.17, respectively.
The Commerce and Transport Department has issued a notification to this effect today, sources said.
The State Government had implemented the automatic fare revision mechanism last year under which the fare of passenger buses will be decided automatically as soon as the price of fuel rises or falls.
As per the mechanism, fare for ordinary and express buses will be costly by one paise per km if the price of diesel is hiked by Rs 2 per litre. The fare of ordinary and express buses will be slashed by one paise per km if the price of diesel is reduced by Rs 2 per litre, the sources added.