PMPML’s Rs 2 fare hike from August 1News — By The Desk on July 30, 2010 at 2:47 PM
Times of India: From August 1, city bus passengers will have to pay Rs 2 extra (per stage) for the travel.
The Regional Transport Authority (RTA), headed by Dilip Band, gave nod to the hike proposal on Thursday. The Rs 2 hike will be across stages. So now, one will have to pay Rs 5 for the basic (first) stage, instead of Rs 3.
Speaking after the meeting, Band said, “Fare revision was unavoidable in the back drop of recent hike in fuel prices. The last fare hike was in 2008. Since then diesel prices have gone up by at least Rs 7.50. With the new fare structure in place, PMPML’s daily revenue will go up by about Rs 15 lakh.”
After rickshaw fares were increased a few days back, Band, who is also the chairman and managing director of PMPML, had said that bus fares will also be revised soon. Band said that they have given due consideration to the common people while announcing the hike.
There are no changes in passes for students and senior citizens while a few changes have been introduced in general passes across all other categories. Band said, “Some new pass schemes are being introduced including daily pass which will cost Rs 60 and half day pass will be available for Rs 35.”