Odisha govt hikes bus fares

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31: The State Government on Tuesday announced to increase bus fares in all categories across the State in view of the proposed strike by the Odisha Private Bus Owners' Association.

The fares will be effective from October 28, notified by the Commerce and Transport Department.

As per the new rates, the ordinary bus fare will be raised from 60 paise per km to 64 per km and express bus category bus fare will be raised from 64 paise to 67 paise per km. The deluxe bus fare has been increased 89 paise from 84 paise and AC deluxe fare increased to Rs 1.11 from the existing Rs 1.05 paise.

Similarly, The bus passengers will now have to pay extra charges for carrying luggage more than 15 kg. As per the notification, carriage of luggage weighing more than 15 kg in buses will be charged 7 paise per km for up to 20 more kgs than the set limit.

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