Gazette issued raising bus fares...

Gazette issued raising bus fares

  Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:41 PM, 7 August 2022   Updated: 08:35 PM, 7 August 2022



The government has issued a press release revising the maximum fare for diesel-run buses and mini-buses after price hike of fuel.

According to the order of the President, Deputy Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Department Monirul Alam signed the press release in this regard on Sunday (August 7).

The press release state that the maximum fare for long-route buses would be Tk 2.20 from the existing Tk 1.80, which is 22 percent higher. For city buses, fare per km would be Tk 2.50 from the existing Tk 2.15, which is 16 percent more. The new fare will be effective from Sunday.

In Dhaka and Chattogram cities, the fare of diesel-run buses and mini-buses have been fixed at Tk 2.40 per km. The minimum fares for buses and mini-buses have been fixed at Tk 10 and Tk 8 respectively.

Earlier, the transport owners held a meeting with the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) at 5:30 pm on Saturday (August 6) after the announcement of the fuel price hike. Under the chairmanship of BRTA Chairman Noor Mohammad Majumdar, Secretary of Roads and Transport Highways Department ABM Amin Ullah Noori participated in the meeting.

On the other hand, Secretary General of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association Khandaker Enayetullah, General Secretary of Road Transport Workers Federation Osman Ali, Dhaka Road Transport Owners and Transport Workers Leaders as well as Police Traffic Department officials also participated in the meeting.

Incidentally, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) last Friday (August 5) revised prices of diesel, kerosene, octane and petrol refined at Eastern Refinery Limited (ERL) and imported at the consumer level. 

In this regard, the press release signed by the Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Mir Mohammad Aslam Uddin said that within 40 km of the depot, the retail price of diesel at the consumer level is Tk 114 per liter, kerosene Tk 114 per liter, octane Tk 135 per liter and petrol. The price has been fixed at Tk 130 per litre.

The increased prices are effective from 12 midnight on Friday. Earlier, the retail price at the consumer level was Tk 80 per liter of diesel, Tk 80 of kerosene, Tk 89 of octane and Tk 86 of petrol.