Private bus fares in Karnataka go up by 15 per cent


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Aug 6: The transport department has issued a notification as per which bus fares of stage carriage private buses have been hiked by 15 per cent.

Within the limits of city corporations (Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Belagavi and Mangaluru), the fare for the stage 1 (first two km) has been fixed at Rs 8, Rs 5.75 for the second stage and Rs 3.50 for later stages. The fare will be 1.5 times the normal fare between 10 pm and 6 am.

The department has left the matter of fixing bus fares in respect of buses of state transport corporations within the cities to the discretion of the respective corporations.

For ordinary service buses in other routes, the fare will be Rs 9.50 for the first stage of 6.5 km, and Rs 1 per kilometre thereafter. For super deluxe buses with cushion seats and headrests, the rate fixed is Rs 13 for the first stage, Rs 14 for the hi-tech buses and Rs 1.60 for every kilometre thereafter.

If the rush of passengers is more during weekends and festival seasons, the buses have been given the freedom to charge up to double the normal fares. Fixing of bus fare for inter-state air-conditioned buses based on demand has been left to the discretion of the bus operators and state transport corporations. The buses have been allowed to collect not only the bus fare but also the toll charges from the passengers.

The government has issued notification now on a decision announced two months back. Sadanand Chatra, general secretary of the Union of Karnataka Bus Owners Associations, said that the bus operators had sought permission for bus fare hike on account of the need to maintain social distancing when carrying people, but the same has not been entertained.

 

 

  

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    If the diesel price is increased without any control, then this ticket price also going to increase. Those who support this shameless Government will never agree to this statement.

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  • Patrick, Vasai

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    In this news Government is given full permission to loot common/poor people through their private bus owners mafia.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    ಅಂದೇರೀ ನಗರಿ...ಚೌಪಟ್ ರಾಜಾ....

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Where is 20 lakh crores package gone? Any andhsbhakht have any idea. Govt sucking the blood of poor and middle class.

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    People have no money. No proper earnings. Those who are wealthy got their own vehicles. Due to Corona everywhere even in Hospitals they are looting. Common peoples life has become miserable now.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    In the month of June2020 raised almost 50% in city limits .now again 15 % loot India.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    We are now paying the price for Governments foolish decision of increasing the price of Diesel ...

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    They can hike the prices to cover up their loses and public is ready to pay for it as its a national interest. We voted NALINI AND SHOBHA for the sake of country then this is also one kind of DESHBHAKTHI MITRON !!

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  • Anonymous, Muscat

    Thu, Aug 6 2020

    Ya seems like only private buses have suffered

    People using their transport have got the loan package from Nimmi aunty

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 6 2020

    Price rise, unemployment, inflation , poverty are no longer our priority.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 6 2020

    15% very less
    Look at the central govt hiking price of diesel 20 %

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 6 2020

    You are absolutely correct.

    BJP supporters were ready to pay petrol price even if it's raised to Rs. 1,000/- per litre. Now let's here them say that they are ready to travel by buses even if the fare is doubled. Because the reason for the raise is Central government.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Fri, Aug 7 2020

    Raising the Price and supporting Ambani Group indirectly

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