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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday increased bus fares across all categories under the automatic fare adjustment mechanism following hike in fuel prices.

According to sources from the State transport department, the fares for the ordinary and express buses have been increased by 3 paise per km while the fares of the deluxe and AC deluxe buses have been increased by 6 paise per km.

With the revision in the fares, the ordinary buses will now charge 70 paise per km as against 67 paise per km and the express buses will charge 73 paise per km against 70 paise per km.

Similarly, the bus fare of the deluxe category has been increased to Rs 1.01 from Rs 95 per km. The bus fare for AC deluxe buses will now be Rs 1.23 from Rs 1.17 per km.

Notably, the fuel prices were hiked for the tenth day in a row today. While petrol prices were increased by 0.47 paise per litre today, diesel prices hiked by 0.57 paise.

(Edited by Suryakant Jena)

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