Revised bus fare to be determined soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar: In view of the reduction of diesel prices, the State Transport minister today hinted at a revised bus fare soon.

“Bus fare will be slashed very soon only after the report of the technical committee was examined. We are waiting for the report”, Minister Ramesh Majhi said.

Currently, passengers have to pay 64 paise/ km in ordinary buses, 67 paise in express, and 87 paise in deluxe coaches. Similarly, the fare in the A/C deluxe buses is Rs 1.8 per km.

Recently, the price of diesel was slashed by Rs 3.63 per litre. In view of this, the technical committe under the chairmanship of transport commissioner held a meeting where it agreed for a reduction in fare.