The Tripura government has decided to hike transport tariff by up to 25% citing the hike in petrol and diesel prices during the 2020-2021 financial year.
“We have decided to increase transport fares with the rise of petrol and diesel prices by 30% and 32% (respectively). However, we are not going to hike fares for Air Conditioned buses,” HT quoted transport minister Pranajit Singha Roy as saying.
Fares for metered auto and contract auto services have also been hiked to Rs 20 for two kilometres and Rs 8.66 per kilometre from Rs 7.20 respectively, said the minister.
The government also announced a new bus service in hilly areas. The fare for minibuses under this service will be Rs 1.20 per kilometre and Rs 1.45 per kilometre for other small buses.
Night bus services operating from 9pm to 5am will charge an additional 25% fare and express bus services will levy an additional 15% charge.
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