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Bus fares across all categories hiked

Bhubaneswar: The State Government today hiked the bus fares across all categories. Fares of ordinary and express buses were hiked by one paise per km while fares of deluxe and AC deluxe buses were increased by two paise per km.

While fare of ordinary bus was hiked to 69 paise from 68 paise per km, fares of express bus was hiked to 72 paise from 71 paise. Similarly, the fare of deluxe bus was increased to 99 paise from 97 paise and AC deluxe to Rs 1.21 from Rs 1.19 per km, respectively.

The Commerce and Transport Department has issued a notification to this effect today.

In 2017, the State Government had implemented the automatic fare revision mechanism under which the fare of passenger buses will be decided automatically as soon as the price of fuel rises or falls.

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