Chhattisgarh bus operators cite diesel price rise to demand tariff hike; heres more
The bus operators of the state convened a crucial meeting in Raipur and arrived at the decision that they would petition the Chief Minister to hike the bus fares.
The bus operators cited the continued spike in diesel prices behind their decision.
A delegation of bus operators would soon meet the Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and submit their demands in the form of a memorandum.
It was also informed that bus operators have proposed hiking the current 85 paisa per kilometer to Rs 1.25 per kms.
Similarly, the tariff for the first five kms of travel needs to be raised from Rs 5 to Rs 8, as per bus operators.
The bus operators said that they are finding it difficult to sustain their businesses in view of the fact that diesel prices have gone up by Rs 16 since last fare hike.
It remains to be seen how the state government views the whole demand as this is also the election year.