Tighten your belts: Bus fares go up from today
After three days of relief, cost of travelling by public transport is finally going up from Wednesday, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Nov 03, 2009 23:53 IST
After three days of relief, cost of travelling by public transport is finally going up from Wednesday.
After a notification from the lieutenant-governor, increased bus fares have become effective in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and blueline buses.
The Delhi cabinet had approved a fare hike of 70 per cent in DTC and blueline buses on October 26. The new fare structure was to come into effect from November 1.
However, delay in giving a final shape to the fare chart delayed the implementation of the new fare structure.
“We had earlier announced the broad fare structure. But a detailed fare chart was to be prepared detailing new fare between the stoppages on all routes,” a senior transport department official said.
“Printing of tickets also took time,” he added.
According to the new fare structure, bus passengers will now have to pay Rs 5 to travel for the first 3 km, Rs 10 to travel between 3 and 10 km and Rs 15 for a journey over 10 km.
The cost of a student concession pass has gone up from Rs 12.50 to Rs 100 and the general monthly pass is also up from Rs 450 to Rs 800.