Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Uttar Pradesh for increasing the fare of roadways buses by about 24 percent, saying that it seems that the state government Wants to recover the expenses of ‘Investors Summit’ from the public.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Yadav said, by increasing the bus fare by 24 percent, does the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh want to extract the expenses of the Investors Summit from the public’s pocket because they know that neither the previous investment has come till now nor the next one. The BJP, which feeds the rich, has made inflation the fate of the poor and the general public. Inflation will end only with the withdrawal of the BJP.
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRC) on Monday increased the fare of general buses by 25 paise per kilometer. The UP government is organizing an ‘Investors’ Summit’ in the capital Lucknow from February 10 to 12. State Transport Authority chairman L. Venkateswara Lu issued its notification on Monday.
According to the notification issued by Venkateshwar Lu, the maximum rates of fare for ordinary buses of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation have been fixed at the rate of one rupee 30 paise per kilometer per passenger. According to the UPSRTC website, till now the fare of ordinary buses of the corporation was charged at one rupee five paise per kilometer per passenger. Accordingly, the fare of ordinary buses has been increased by 25 paise per kilometer.