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Bus fare hikes today under automatic mechanism

Bhubaneswar,November 24: The state government today hiked the bus fare in Odisha under the automatic mechanism following the hike in the price of diesel announced by the Centre recently.

According to 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 55 paisa to 56 paisa per km, express buses from 58 paisa to 59 paisa, delux buses from 74 paisa to 76 paise and AC delux buses from 95 paisa to 97 paise 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.



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