Karnataka transport fares hiked from today

Bangalore, June 16: Transport corporations like the BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC have hiked their fares with effect from Sunday. BMTC sources on Saturday said in a statement that the fares of non-AC buses will be hiked by Re 1 to Rs 3. The other corporations will increase fares by approximately 10 per cent.

The ordinary fare from Bangalore to Mysore has been increased by Rs 10 and by Rs 23 by Rajahamasa. The new ordinary fares to Mangalore, Shimoga, Belgaum and Hubli are Rs 307, Rs 247, rs 349 and Rs 356, respectively.

The state transport corporations have defended their decision to hike the fares, citing increase in price of high speed diesel and the increased dearness allowance to be paid to the employees. KSRTC sources said the corporation bears a yearly burden of Rs 120.10 crore because of the increase in the diesel price.

Besides, the rise in dearness allowance means hike in yearly operational cost of Rs 222.68 crore. The transport corporation feels that there will be a yearly deficit of nearly Rs 36 crore despite the hike in fares.

The BMTC bears a burden of Rs 270 crore due to the rise in fuel prices and dearness allowance. The corporation estimates an additional income of Rs 200 crore per annum as a result of the hike.

Revised KSRTCbus fares

From Bangalore:

to Mysore Rs 120 by Express, Rs 209 by Rajahamasa

to Hubli Rs 356 by Express, Rs 610 by Rajahamasa

to Bellary Rs 275 by Express, Rs 469 by Rajahamasa

to Shimoga Rs 247 by Express, Rs 423 by Rajahamasa

to Dharwad Rs 373 by Express, Rs 638 by Rajahamasa

to Mangalore Rs 307 by Express, Rs 523 by Rajahamasa

to Gulbarga Rs 548 by Express, Rs 938 by Rajahamasa

to Mandya Rs 83 by Express, Rs 141 by Rajahamasa

to Belgaum Rs 439 by Express, Rs 751 by Rajahamasa

to Devanagere Rs 230 by Express, Rs 394 by Rajahamasa

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