Mangaluru: Express buses increase fare, owners seek toll exemption


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Feb 11: With effect from February 9, private express buses moving to Kundapur, Udupi and Karkala via Padubidri routes from the city have hiked the fare by one rupee per stage. This was done to offset toll fee hike affected at the gates.

President of Canara Bus Owners Association, Rajavarma Ballal,stated that with the upward revision of toll fee, buses moving on Karkala route have to pay toll charges of Rs 700 per day and buses on Mangaluru-Udupi and Kundapur have to pay Rs 1,500 everyday. Therefore, he justified the hike.


Express buses (file photo)

Ballal said that the bus owners had written to Prime Minister seeking to exempt public service buses from the ambit of toll charges. Alternatively, the association has urged to revert to the earlier practice of collecting toll fee only one every day. "This letter was sent to National Highways Authority of India office by the office of the Prime Minister, but NHAI has not responded to the latter so far," Ballal stated.

 

 

  

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  • Krishna, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    How is fare decided by assossiation? Isnt this to be done by government?

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  • mahammad, ullal

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Toll Dont want to pay Bcz those busses is paying tax every 3 months 28500 Aprroxmetly.

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  • DYLAN, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Ban these private bus mafia from DK and Udupi then we will be in a better and safe place to live in. They have to abide to rules and pay toll, why exempt them from paying toll, these express buses abuse the roads.

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  • danny king, usa

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    achche din aagaye congratulation to current state govt

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    If Toll is exempted why do you want to Increase Fare ...

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  • Nelson Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Ask those bus owners if they even pay taxes. Everyone in this country want a free lunch while the salaried class pays for these freebies

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Toll exemption....lol

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