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Auto-rickshaw, bus fares hiked

Auto-rickshaw, bus fares hiked

The government has decided to increase the fares of CNG-run buses, minibuses and CNG-run auto-rickshaws in Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation areas. The move comes as a sequel to the gas and power price hike that became effective from September 1.
The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting at the secretariat. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said, “We have increased only 10 paisa per kilometer.  The new fares were fixed during an inter-ministerial meeting.”
The new fares of buses and minibuses will be effective from October 1, while the revised fares for auto-rickshaws will take effect on November 1.
Bus fare has been raised to Tk 1.70 per kilometre from the present Tk 1.60 while for minibuses the new fare will be Tk 1.60 / kilometre from Tk 1.50, Obaidul Quader said, adding that the minimum fares for buses and minibuses plying in the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation areas are still kept at Tk 7.00 and Tk 5.00 respectively.
The minister further said, fare for the CNG-run auto-rickshaws have been revised with the fare for first two kilometres increased from Tk 25 to Tk 40. For each additional kilometre, Tk 12 will be charged, which was previously Tk 7.64. Moreover, Tk 2 will be charged in lieu of Tk 1.04 every minute for waiting in midway. Auto-rickshaw drivers will have to pay their owners Tk 900 per day as rent instead of the present Tk 600, he added.
Among others, road transport and highways secretary MN Siddique, BRTA Chairman Nazrul Islam, DTCA executive director Qaikobad Hossain, Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Malik Samity Secretary General Khondaker Enayet Hossain, Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation General Secretary Osman Ali and Representatives from concerned organisations attended the meeting.
The revised fares will be charged on the buses and mini buses plied in Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Gazipur, Manikganj, Narsingdi and Dhaka districts.
Meanwhile, commuters expressed their frustration over the decision to raise bus and auto-rickshaw fares.
The government had increased the bus fares on September 19 in 2011 after hiking gas prices, while the government revised the fare of long route buses 10 paisa per kilometer on January 20 in 2013 after hiking the prices of fuel oil.

 

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