As the bus services are lifted due to lockdown since 5th May, all bus owner had to face loses. As a result, Odisha bus fares have been increased under the automatic system following rising petrol prices. This was announced by General Secretary of the All-Odisha Bus Owners ’Association (AOBOA) Debendra Sahoo today.
Fares for ordinary and express buses have been increased by four paisa to 89 paises per km and 93 paise per kilometer respectively. Passengers will have to pay eight more paise to travel by deluxe and AC deluxe buses as fares have been increased to 129 paise per kilometer and 157 paise per kilometer respectively.
Meanwhile, the fare for super premium buses has been increased by 12 paises to 244 paises per km.
However, the new bus fare has come into effect from today, Sahoo added.
Diesel prices have exceeded Rs 100-a-liter in a few places in Odisha.
Do you Know
Mo Bus is a public transport bus service run in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), a special purpose vehicle (SPV), formed under Housing and Urban Development Department of the Government of Odisha operates a fleet of 310 buses to and from the capital. The buses currently operate in two phases, another phase would be established, covering all major destinations across the Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri and Khordha. The service was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on 6 November 2018.
Back-lit display signage board with city map, seating arrangements, poly-carbonate semitransparent roof cover, dustbins, vertical signage posts including Global Positioning System (GPS) based public information system showing real time information of the plying Mo Buses are featured in the Bus Que Shelters (BQS). The public information system (PIS) is linked to the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited