Bus fares hiked in Odisha following fuel price increase

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday hiked the bus fares across all categories under the automatic fare adjustment mechanism the following rise on fuel prices.

As per the decision of Transport department, while the bus fares for the ordinary and express have been increased by 2 paise per km, the charges for the deluxe and AC deluxe buses have been increased by 4 paise per km.

The fare for ordinary buses will be now 72 paise per km as against 70 paise per km and the fare for express buses has become 75 paise per km from 73 paise per km.

Similarly, the deluxe category buses will charge Rs 1.05 as against Rs 1.01 per km. The bus fare for AC deluxe buses will be now Rs 1.27 from Rs 1.23 per km, said a notification of Transport department.