Private bus lobby in Karnataka – Fare hiked for festive season

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Sep 30: Private buses have doubled the charges in the wake of Dasara festival in spite of strict action warning by transport minister. RTO officials had raided many private buses and slapped fine on private bus operators who collected more charge from passengers. However, thick-skinned private bus lobby continued its do not care attitude and is charging double the usual price as fare.

From October 1 till 5 there are a series of holidays. From the evening of Friday itself, techies and company employees are leaving Bengaluru to their native places. Cashing on the situation, private bus operators have hiked the prices two fold. According to the information available on the website and booking apps of private buses till the night of October 5, the fare of private buses going throughout state from the capital city is two to three times more than usual.

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During normal days the fare from Bengaluru to Udupi is Rs 700 to Rs 750. From September 30 till October 4 this has jumped to Rs 1400 to Rs 1800. To Belagavi, the price was Rs 800 to Rs 900 in normal days. It has shot up between Rs 1100 to 1500. Likewise, fare to Hubballi from capital city has gone up to Rs 1200 to Rs 1500 from Rs 750 to 800. For Kalaburagi also, the price has shot up from Rs 800 to Rs 900 to Rs 1200 to Rs 1500.

Most of the private buses are full despite of the hiked prices. Some travel agencies are thinking of running additional buses.

If the private nus owners charge additional bus fare, passengers can inform the same on helpline by providing bus number and route. Immediate action will be taken said the transport department. The transport department has started helplines on 9449863249/9449863426. The transport department has requested passengers to raise complaint on these numbers.





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  • Mahesh, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    Now we're is the RTO. Who care about the fare they are getting amount illegally . Just think about it instead of changing the name board.

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    Must be inspired by 40%

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    Just book two tickets from Bangalore to Mangalore in private Non AC sleeper. Paid 4200 in total. Driving down by my car would be just about Rs 2000 for fuel and about 200 for toll. If the government is really concerned, they can take action immediately. The prices are available online for everyone to see. Additionally, they should run extra buses at low prices. Fact is that KSRTC has also increased its prices for these days. They run additional special buses with highly inflated prices. Common man suffers. No one is bothered.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    we dont care as far as the blue J pigs are ruling...say the andh bhakts...abhi majaa karo...

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  • Prashanth, Kasaragod

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    This govt Loots public everyday and wants the private businesses not to do it.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 30 2022

    All in the RTO are always with the private bus mafia.

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