60% hike in bus fare from tomorrow: Quade

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Newsnow Desk:

A 60 percent hike in bus fare will come into effect from tomorrow, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said .

Bus owners have to carry 50 percent passengers of their capacity and have to follow necessary health safety guidelines, Quader said.

The minister said this at a regular media briefing from his residence,

The hike in fare will be applicable for a certain period and the previous fare will be reinstated once the coronavirus situation is under control, he added.

A special committee formed to set public transport fare yesterday proposed a 60 percent hike in bus fare, hours after the government directed all public transport to operate at 50 percent of their capacity and maintain health safety guidelines.

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