Increased fares applicable to diesel-driven buses only: BRTA



An agreement between the government and transport owners was concluded in the capital on Sunday afternoon to raise the fares of buses and minibuses plying in the metropolitan cities and inter-district routes.
According to the agreement, the inter-district and long distant bus fare was raised to Tk 1.80 per km from Tk 1.42 per km, while the fare for buses plying in the Dhaka and Chattogram metropolitan cities was raised to Tk 2.15 from Tk 1.70.

It means that fare for inter-district or long distant buses was raised by 27%, while the fare for buses plying in metropoltan cities was raised by 26.5%.

It was disclosed by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) chairman Noor Mohammad Mazumder while addressing a press conference on Sunday evening following a day-long meeting with the transport owners and other stakeholders at the BRTA head office at Banani in the capital.

He clearly stated that the new fares would not be applicable to CNG-run buses and minibuses.

He said the new fares will come into effect from Monday, and a notification would be issued tonight.

Meanwhile, the nationwide transport strike enforced on Friday in protest against the price hike of fuel oil has been withdrawn on Sunday afternoon.

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