Himachal to hike bus fares soon

In the wake of the Central Govt. increasing prices for petrol and diesel, Chief Minister Dhumal said Himachal is also contemplating raising bus fares in the state.

“There is no option but to increase the bus fare after the Centre hiking prices of petrol and diesel recently,” he told reporters in the assembly.

The state run HRTC (Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation) presently has a loss of Rs 512 crore and salary of the employees were provided only through special grant and loan from the state government, he said.

Asked how much the increase would be, he said the transport department is studying the situation.

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3 Responses to "Himachal to hike bus fares soon"

  1. kotgarh   March 14, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Fair enough. Hope they don't make it too difficult for some of us to travel anymore.

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  2. NITYIN   March 15, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    A hike of 30% would affect all sections of society. The problem is our neta log has nothing to fear as they travel at the expense of junta. The public will pay from their nose!!

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  3. Shivee Sirmauri   March 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    i dun understand y our sarkaar is doin all this.. ma sal is stagnant at a proper place.. n inflation is elevating like ne thing.. i dun understand how to cope up.. forget abt luxuries, the survival is difficult like this…

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