Patna, 1 March 2021: After another hike in the prices of petrol-diesel and domestic gas cylinders, another inflation will hit people in Bihar. Bus travel in the state is going to be 25 percent more expensive. Bihar Motor Transport Federation has decided to increase passenger fares by 25 percent. It will be applicable from midnight of March 14.
Concern over diesel’s rising price has been raised in bus owners’ meeting in Baria on Sunday. Diesel has increased by Rs 20 per liter between 19 to 28 February, and there is a possibility of progressing further. Moreover, the government fees for making paper documents have also been increased, and hence, increasing the passenger fare has become mandatory. Federation’s state president Uday Shankar Singh said that it was decided to increase the passenger fare by 25 percent after much consideration.
The decision would be implemented from 14 March, and the freight chart will be put on all vehicles within a week. Patron Amar Pandey, District President Mukesh Sharma, Kameshwar Mahato, Alok Singh, Munna Singh, Balindra Singh, Brajbhushan Singh, Ramrekha Rai, Rohit Kumar, Sudhir Singh, etc. were present in the meeting.