Tickets for Volvo to be up by Rs 10

Tickets for the Volvo services provided by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are set to go up from Thursday by as much as Rs 10.

Published: 03rd October 2013 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2013 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

Tickets for the Volvo services provided by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are set to go up from Thursday by as much as Rs 10.

This is the second hike this year.  In February the fares were hiked by Rs 5.

In a statement, BMTC said that there would be no change in Vajra ticket prices for stages 1,2 and 16.

However, there would be a Rs 5 hike for tickets between stages 3 to 7 and 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23. Each stage comprises a distance of 2 km.

The increase will be higher in stages 8,11,14,17,20,24 and 25 where an additional Rs 10 will be added to the current fare. Last time AC Suvarna bus fares were not hiked but now it will be hiked by Rs 5 per stage in stages other than 1 to 4, 6 and 9.

The prices of daily pass for AC services has been increased by Rs 10.

According to the statement, gold pass per day for Vajra will cost Rs 120 while day pass for AC Suvarna will cost Rs 80.

BMTC has attributed the hike to the rise in the cost of diesel and other financial burdens like release of dearness allowance for its employees.

Earlier in June, BMTC had said there would be a burden of Rs 268.29 crore over the next year and had hiked price of passes and fares for non-AC services.

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