State Transport proposes 30 per cent rise in bus tickets’ fare

The rise of 30 per cent may be too much for the citizens since ST buses are accessible and cheap but in the past few years, the transport wing has suffered heavy losses.

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Diesel and petrol prices are soaring day by day and simaltaneously it has an adverse effect on public transport. Public transport is a cheap mode of transportation which makes accomodation affordable for everyone. However, due to the rise in petrol and diesel prices, the ST buses are facing a dilemma.

Earlier, Transport Minister and ST Chief Divakar Rawat had written a letter to the CM regarding the same and told him that if they (ST) are not exempted from the taxes levied on diesel in the state, then they will increase the ticket fares. As they received no response, now the ST administration has sent a proposal to ST chief stating a 30 per cent rise in ticket fares.

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The rise of 30 per cent may be too much for the citizens since ST buses are accessible and cheap but in the past few years, the transport wing has suffered heavy losses.

ST is facing an additional ₹470 crore expenditure for purchasing the diesel which has left the transport firm with financial crisis. Already, the workers at ST have been facing salary payment issues and on the other hand the situation created due to rise in diesel prices.

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