Govt hikes passenger fare by 30 per cent

Govt hikes passenger fare by 30 per cent

Srinagar: The J&K government on Monday hiked passenger fare in public transport by 30 percent.
An order issued by Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, Hirdesh Kumar said that the passenger fare was hiked.
“Sanction is hereby accorded to the charging of 130% of the existing authorized fare (existing authorized fare+30% of the existing authorized fare) from the passengers by stage carriage passenger vehicles, till further orders or till the restrictions imposed on the seating capacity, in view of COVID-19 pandemic, are eased, whichever is earlier and following which, only the authorized fare shall be charged from the passengers,” the order reads.
—KNO

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