Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BMTC restructures fares for its premium services

BMTC restructures fares for its premium services

Raghavendra RFirst Published : 28 Apr 2010 04:44:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 28 Apr 2010 08:48:44 AM IST
BANGALORE: Not able to further withstand the revenue loss being incurred in its premium services due to diesel price hike, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) on Tuesday revised the fares of its premium services.
With the state government not giving approval to hike the fares of BMTC buses, the fares have been hiked by rationalising the fares of Vajra, Vayu Vajra and A/C Suvarna services with effect from April 28.
New Vajra fares
All the three existing fares for IT, Non-IT & Mixed fare routes have been merged.
Also, the promotional fare in the non-IT corridors has been withdrawn. Minimum fare in Vajra buses will now be Rs 10 on all sectors. Earlier the minimum fare for non-IT sectors was Rs 8.
Vajra Gold Daily Pass will now cost Rs 80, up from Rs 75. The pass allows commuters to travel on all BMTC buses except the Vayu Vajra service to the BIA. Suvarna A/C fare have also been marginally restructured.
Fares rationalised
The concession given to commuters to travel in Vayu Vajra bus from the city to BIA has been withdrawn.
The fare has been hiked by Rs 10. Now, one way ticket in the Majestic-BIA route will cost Rs 150 from both ends.
Earlier, the Majestic-BIA fare was Rs 125, and BIAMajestic ticket cost Rs 140.
BMTC Board Secretary and Divisional Controller (Volvo buses) K M Aurdkar said that all the concessional and promotional fares being given by the corporation have been withdrawn.
“There would be no discrimination in the fares of Vajra and Vayu Vajra bus services as commuters were offered the same quality of services and buses in both,” he added. Aurdkar said fewer people were using Vajra bus services in Non-IT sectors and Vayu Vajra service from the city to BIA than vice versa.

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