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Bus charge hiked: More details here
 
(Thiruvananthapuram:, Feb 14, 2018, DG): The Cabinet that met here on Wednesday formally decided to hike bus ticket charges. Now, the minimum charge in an ordinary bus will become Rs.8 instead of Rs.7.

Also, fast passenger tickets would be priced at Rs 11 and the minimum ticket charge for Super Express would be hiked to Rs 15. Likewise, the minimum charge for Super Deluxe would be Rs 22. A Volvo would cost Rs.45.

The government was under pressure to take an immediate decision in the issue as private bus owners were up in arms against the government's lack of action in the issue.

They were threatening the government to go on an indefinite strike if the demand is not met immediately. They have been pressing for a fare hike against the backdrop of increased petrol-diesel prices in the state.


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