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Mumbai-Pune bus ride to now cost Rs 25 more

mumbai Updated: Mar 12, 2010 01:43 IST
HT Correspondent

Your trip to cities like Pune, Nashik and other places across the state will become costlier from Friday night, if you travel on state transport buses.

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has hiked its fare by 30 paise for all Shivneri and Nimaram buses, in addition to the old red-and-white buses.

For instance, the trip between Mumbai and Pune will go up from Rs 225 to Rs 250 and between Pune and Nasik will cost Rs 345, from its earlier fare of Rs 305.

“We have asked for a hike by 7.69 per cent due to increase in petrol and diesel prices. Other neighbouring states too have hiked the fares,” said the spokesperson for the state transport corporation.

The corporation wants to recover the excess cost of Rs 133 crore that has resulted from the fuel hike.

Nearly 16,000 state transport buses ply across Maharashtra and seven inter-states every day.

The state transport corporation has also proposed to change colour of their buses.