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Odisha governmen treduced the bus fares across categories under the automatic fare revision mechanism

Bhubaneswar:12/12/18: The Odisha government today reduced the bus fares across categories under the automatic fare revision mechanism after reduction of fuel price.

A notification issued by the State Transport Commissioner on Wednesday stated that the fare for ordinary and express buses has been reduced by 2 paise per km. Besides, the fare of deluxe and AC deluxe buses has been slashed by 4 paise per km, the notification added.

While the fare for ordinary buses will now be 68 paise per km as against 70 paise per km earlier, the fare for express buses has been slashed to 71 paise from 73 paise per km.

With the new fares coming to effect, deluxe category buses will charge 97 paise per km as against 1.01 paise earlier and commuters travelling in AC Deluxe buses will have to pay Rs 1.19 instead of the current Rs 1.23 paise per km, the notification further mentioned.

Last month, the state government had reduced the bus fares across categories. While the ordinary and express bus fares were slashed by 2 paise/ km, deluxe and AC deluxe by 4 paise/km.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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