Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (Roadways) has decided to increase the fare of its buses. Roadways has increased passenger fare by 25 paise per kilometer after two years. Along with this, the fare of auto and tempo has been increased. The increased fare will be charged from 12 midnight.
Transport commissioner L. Venkateswara Lu, as the chairman of the State Transport Authority, issued a new notification in this regard on Monday. In this, the maximum fare for ordinary roadways buses has been fixed at Rs 1.30 per passenger per kilometer. This notification will replace the notification issued on January 1, 2020, in which the fare was fixed at Rs 1.05 per passenger per kilometer. In this way, for traveling 100 kilometers by roadways bus, an additional fare of Rs 25 will have to be paid. With this increase, the roadways is expected to get Rs 2.5 crore more revenue every month.
The fares of tempo, auto-rickshaws, taxis, motor taxis, maxi cabs and deluxe buses have also been increased. According to another notification, the fare for diesel tempo has been fixed at Rs 11.59, for CNG tempo at Rs 10.58 and for petrol tempo at Rs 10.20 per kilometer. Diesel auto-rickshaw fare has been fixed at Rs 10.44, CNG auto rickshaw fare at Rs 10.24 and petrol auto rickshaw fare at Rs 9.97 per kilometer.
Similarly, the fare of diesel taxi has been fixed at Rs 15.20, CNG taxi at Rs 14.67 and petrol taxi at Rs 13.95 per kilometer. The fare for diesel maxi cabs has been fixed at Rs 18.30, for CNG maxi cabs Rs 17.30 and for petrol maxi cabs Rs 15.95 per kilometer.
Similarly, the fare of diesel driven vehicles of private operators has been fixed at Rs 0.95 per passenger per kilometer and that of CNG driven vehicles at Rs 0.89 per passenger per kilometer. The fare for diesel driven goods vehicles has been fixed at Rs 26.46 per kilometer per quintal.