Bus fare hike by 22%from tonight

According to the annual interim bus fare revision, the fare has been increased by 22% as of midnight today, according to National Transport Commission (NTC) Director General Nilan Miranda.

Addressing the media today at the information department, he said the minimum bus fare will be Rs.40.

He said the decision was taken considering the recent fuel price hike.

“Bus fares have been increased on four occasions this year alone. During the discussion on Tuesday (28) the private bus owners requested a 30% and 20% fare increase. But with the calculation considering the twelve criteria, the bus fare has been increased by 22%, “he said.

The annual bus fare revision is done on July 1 every year.

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