Monday, June 30, 2008

BMTC hikes pass fareBMTC hikes pass fare

BMTC hikes pass fare
Bangalore, DHNS:
The BMTC has increased the rates of its monthly commuter bus passes by Rs 30.

The upward revision will mean that commuters will have to pay an additional Rs 1. However, the hike is not applicable to the special senior citizen passes.

Officials from the State run corporation said the steep increase in the cost of operation, resulting from the increase in rates of high speed diesel (HSD) will mean an additional yearly expenditure of Rs 145 crore.
“To meet this additional expenditure, we have proposed a marginal upward revision.

Despite the increase, the cost of everyday travel by monthly pass continues to be far cheaper than the day pass price at Rs 30,” explained officials.

New passes

BMTC has also introduced three new types of bus passes. These will be available to commuters only at the Kempegowda Bus Station.


Present rate of monthly pass

* City bus: Rs 390
* Sub-urban bus: Rs 535
* Pushpak bus: Rs 570

New rates after hike
*City: Rs 420
* Sub-urban: Rs 565
* Pushpak: Rs 600


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