Govt issues gazette hiking bus fare by 60%

News Desk
31 May 2020, Sun
Published: 03:30

Govt issues gazette hiking bus fare by 60%

The government issued a gazette notification increasing fares for public buses up to 60 percent with effect from June 1, 2020. The notification was issued by the Road, Transport, and Bridges Ministry on Sunday afternoon, according to media reports.

On the other hand, Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, during a videoconference from his residence in Dhaka, said “The proposed bus fare by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) will be reduced.”

BRTA recommended raising bus fare by 80% in order to compensate bus owners carrying 50 percent fewer passengers to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.