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Posted at: Mar 9, 2018, 1:54 AM; last updated: Mar 9, 2018, 1:54 AM (IST)

CTU hikes fares by up to 50%

CTU hikes fares by up to 50%

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 8

After a gap of four years, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has increased the fares of both AC and non-AC buses by 10 to 50 per cent. The charges for the daily and monthly pass have also been increased by over 50 per cent. The new rates will be implemented from March 12.

The CTU charges fare in three slabs. At present, commuters are paying Rs 5 for up to 3 km, Rs 10 for 3 km to 10 km and Rs 15 for over 10 km for non-AC buses. However, now they will have to pay Rs 10 for up to 5 km, Rs 15 for 5 km to 10 km and Rs 20 for over 10 km for non-AC buses.

For travelling by AC buses, commuters will have to pay Rs 15 for up to 5 km, Rs 20 for 5 km to 10 km and Rs 25 for over 10 km. At present, they are paying Rs 10 for up to 3 km, Rs 15 for 3 km to 10 km and Rs 20 for over 10 km. The rates for the daily pass have also been increased from Rs 30 to Rs 50 (for non-AC buses) and Rs 40 to Rs 60 (for AC buses). The fee for the monthly pass for non-AC buses has also been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 600, but 33 per cent rebate has been given to persons below the poverty line. The fee for the monthly pass for AC buses has also been increased from Rs 720 to Rs 800. The use of the bus pass issued to students for Rs 100 has been restricted to the route of their school destination only. Now, children up to the age of six shall not be charged for a ride while earlier the facility was given to children up to the age of three.

To be implemented from March 12

The charges for the daily and monthly pass have also been increased by over 50  per cent. The new rates will be implemented from March 12.  

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