Bhubaneswar:28/5/18; Commuters will now have to cough up more for bus travels in the state as the bus owners’ association on Monday increased the fares for all categories of passenger buses in view of rising prices of diesel and petrol.
According to sources, the fares for Ordinary and Express buses have been hiked by 2 paise per kilometer while the fares for Deluxe and AC Deluxe category buses have been hiked by 4 paise per kilometre.
As per the revised fare, the fare of Ordinary buses will now be 70 paise per kilometre as against 68 paise per kilometre earlier while the fare for Express buses will be 73 paise per kilometre as against 71 per kilometre earlier.
Similarly, Deluxe category buses will now charge Rs 1.1 per kilometre as against 97 paise per kilometre earlier while AC Deluxe buses will charge Rs 1.23 per kilometre as against Rs 1.19 per kilometre earlier.
Odisha Bus Owners Association general secretary Debendra Sahu informed about the bus fares hike.