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Capital Region Urban Transport decided to drastically reduce AC bus fares for the coming two months

Bhubaneswar:29/11/19: Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has decided to drastically reduce AC bus fares for the coming two months and rationalise the fare structure. AC bus fare has been slashed up to 38%. The price of monthly passes has also been reduced. The new fares will come into effect from 1st December 2019.

In a press statement Ms. Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager, CRUT informed that the minimum AC bus fare will be Rs. 5 for the first two km which is Rs. 8 at the moment. At present the maximum fare of an AC bus trip is Rs. 100. This will be priced at Rs. 70 now.

She said that presently AC bus fares are 60% to 140% higher than the non-AC buses. With revised rates, the difference between fare of an AC and non-AC bus will be only about 30%. The decision to reduce the AC bus fares is taken to give Mo Bus riders a better experience and boost ridership during winters. The new fares will be applicable from 1st Dec. 2019 to 31st Jan. 2020.

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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