No bus fare hike for now: Minister

Transport Minister D C Thammanna on Wednesday said that the government was unlikely to hike bus fares presently. DH file photo

Transport Minister D C Thammanna on Wednesday said that the government was unlikely to hike bus fares presently.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Thammanna said that the Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) had proposed nearly 15% hike in bus fares.

“There is such a proposal. But I am yet to discuss the matter with the chief minister. But for the present, the thinking is to not introduce the hike. We are leaning towards cutting down on our expenditure and increasing our revenues -- without hikes.

I have stalled it for the moment, given that this is still a new government. Though I am personally not keen on effecting the hike, a final decision will be taken after my discussions with the chief minister,” he added.

 

 

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