The government has reduced the price of fuel oil by five rupees per liter. After the start of selling oil at the new price, now the owner association and BRTA will hold a meeting to determine the bus fare.
On Tuesday morning, General Secretary of Dhaka Road Transport Owners Association Khandkar Enayet told Dhaka Times, ‘The bus fare was increased after the fuel price was increased on August 5. Now the price of oil has reduced by five rupees per liter. So the transport owners have no objection to reduce the fare. A meeting will be held with BRTA soon.’
The notification issued by the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on Monday said that within 40 km of the depot, the retail price at the consumer level will be Tk 109 per liter for diesel, Tk. 109 for kerosene, Tk. 130 for octane and Tk. 125 for petrol. This new price has been effective since Monday night.
After increasing the price of fuel oil on August 5, the bus fare was increased on August 6. According to the new fare, bus and minibus fares on inter-district and long-distance routes have increased by 40 paisa to 2 taka 20 paisa from 1 taka 80 paisa. Apart from this, the bus fare in all cities including Dhaka has been increased by 35 paisa to 2 taka 50 paisa per kilometer, which was 2 taka 15 paisa. However, there are allegations against the transporters of charging more than this. BRTA conducts almost daily raids on fare control.
Source: Dhakatimes24 Online by www.dhakatimes24.com.
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