Rise In Fuel Prices: Odisha Hikes Bus Fares Across All Categories

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday hiked fares for all categories of passenger buses, following a rise in fuel prices over the last few days.

While the fare for ordinary and express buses has been raised by 1 paisa per km, travel in deluxe and AC deluxe buses will be dearer by 2 paise per km, a notification issued by the commerce and transport department said.

The move was initiated as per the automatic fare adjustment mechanism in the wake of rising fuel prices.

Notably, the fuel price were increased for the sixth consecutive day in a row on Monday. While the petrol price increased by a margin of 30 paisa per litre, the price of diesel was raised by 26 paisa per litre.