Bus charge hike recommended, minimum fare to be Rs 7
The expert committee, which had been set up to study the issues surrounding the travel fare in private buses has recommended a hike in the bus charge with minimum fare to be at Rs 7 and an increase of five paise per kilometer. The expert committee has handed over the report to the state government on Thursday.
Transport Minister Aryadan Muhammed had earlier stated that a decision on increasing the bus fare would be taken after obtaining the report of the expert committee regarding the issue.
The private bus owners were demanding a minimum fare of Rs 8 and a hike of 55 pise per kilometer. The bus operators had called off the indefinite strike, which they had planned from Friday, following talks with the transport minister.