BRTA announces new fare list for public transports...

BRTA announces new fare list for public transports

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:19 PM, 8 August 2022   Updated: 06:21 PM, 8 August 2022

Public transport; File Photo

Public transport; File Photo

Bus-minibus fares have been rescheduled due to the increase in fuel prices. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has published a fare chart of different routes. 

BRTA released the new fare list on its website on Monday.

According to the publication of the fare list, the passenger fare of diesel-powered buses and minibusses plying on inter-district and long-distance routes has been fixed at Tk 2.20 per kilometer.

Accordingly, a fare chart has been prepared by determining the toll or ferry fare (where applicable) per passenger at each crossing following the distance and the list of bridge toll or ferry fares received from the Roads and Highways Division (RHD), BIWTC and Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA). Prepared fare list sent for effective action.

If the fare amount is “too low or too high”, if the office is contacted with reliable information and evidence, necessary measures will be taken to correct it, and if any person or organization reduces the seats of the bus-minibus and arranges comfortable travel, in that case, necessary measures will be taken by BRTA to “increase the fare” at a proportional rate, BRTA said.

The letter requested secretary general/general secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Association (BRTA), and chairman/secretary general of the Bangladesh Bus-Truck Owners Association provides the fare chart and take necessary measures to collect the fare at the scheduled rate by the government.

Bus-minibus fares were fixed in a long meeting at the BRTA office in the capital’s Banani on Saturday night after the increase in fuel prices. The fare has been increased to 35 paise per kilometer in city services and 40 paisa for long distances.

The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources increased the prices of kerosene, diesel, petrol and octane on the night of August 5 due to the increase in global prices. 

In the new prices, the retail price of diesel at the consumer level within 40 km of the depot is Tk 114, kerosene Tk 114, octane Tk 135 and petrol Tk 130. Earlier, the retail price at the consumer level was Tk 80 per liter of diesel, Tk 80 for kerosene, Tk 89 for octane and Tk 86 for petrol.

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