Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), to reduce losses, has implemented a 17 percent increase in the fare for city buses immediately.
After the earlier step taken by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, (MSRTC),Transport Department of civic entity had submitted a proposal for permission to raise fares.
Municipal Commissioner and AdministratorkRadhakrishnan B was approved WednesdayIncrease the ticket prices Since the last few years, the fares for city buses were generally stable. Despite the significant rise in diesel prices and rising fuel costs, however, it is still a good option. Maintenance cost, increase in prices.of tickets, the Transport.Department suggested a rational rise in ticket prices in order to reduce losses.
Over the last few years, the salaries of bus drivers and conductors has also saw significant rise andhence the increase in fares was necessary. But the biggest reason was massive jump in fuel prices, and in fact the switch over to CNG, the environmentally fuel, too proved to be futile as the prices of gas has also jumped significantly due to rising inflation.
So, for last few months there were talks aboutincreasing the fares.
For travel from Sitabuldi to Hingna the new rates would.be Rs. 39, to Khaparkheda-Rs. 50, to Koradi-Rs. 28, to Godhni-Rs. 24, Butibori-Rs..44, Besa-Rs. 24, Gorewada-Rs. 19, J N Clinic (via Kanhan)- Rs. 50, Kamptee-Rs. 39, Pardia via Gandhibagh-Rs. 19, Bahadura Phata-Rs. 39, Pipla Phata-Rs. 28, Nara-Rs. 16, Nari-Rs. 19,
Gidoba Mandir-Rs. 28, Sonegaon (via Deonagar)-Rs. 24 and Takalghat-Rs. 6