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Kerala approves hiking of bus fares; heres latest

the commission had recommended the government to increase the minimum bus charge from Rs 7 to 8

Kerala approves hiking of bus fares; heres latest

In a move that is sure to draw some protests, the Kerala Cabinet has decided to hike bus fares in the state from March 1.

As per the decision, the minimum fare for the ordinary buses will be Rs 8 which stands at Rs 7 now.

The cabinet committee also allowed for appropriate revision in the concessional fares applicable for students.

The private bus operators had called off the indefinite strike scheduled from January 31 after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured that the Cabinet will consider their demands and take a call on the Justice Ramachandran Commission recommendations.

Earlier, the commission had recommended the government to increase the minimum bus charge from Rs 7 to 8.

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