Govt to consider bus fare hike; Minister Antony Raju

Automobile 2021-11-20

newsteamz_Govt to consider bus fare hike; Minister Antony Raju
  • Transport Minister Antony Raju has said that he will consider the demand of bus owners to increase bus fares.

  • The discussion held today was a continuation of the discussion held in Kottayam.

  • Students are also worried about the increase in bus fares.

Transport Minister Antony Raju has said that he will consider the demand of bus owners to increase bus fares.

The discussion held today was a continuation of the discussion held in Kottayam. Minister Antony Raju told the media that the government had assured that the requirements would be considered in it.

The Minister clarified that not all the requirements could be considered. Students are also worried about the increase in bus fares. The Transport Minister said that discussions should be held with the Ramachandran Commission and the Chief Minister regarding the increase in bus fares. He added that further discussions are needed on the matter.

The main demands put forward by the private bus representatives are to increase the minimum charge from Rs 8 to Rs 12, increase the kilometer rate from the current 90 paise to Rs 1 and waive the vehicle tax on buses completely till the end of the Covid period.

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