Kathmandu, April 14
The decision to increase public bus fares in the Bagmati province has come into effect on Thursday.
With this, the buses in operation in the Kathmandu valley among other districts of the province began charging more bus fares from the New Year’s Day as per the Nepali calendar today.
The provincial government has decided to increase the fares of the vehicles plying in the province as the federal government has recently increased the public bus fares by up to 14 per cent owing to a continuous increase in the fuel prices.
Following the hike, the passengers will be required to pay the following in the case of the Kathmandu valley:
|SN||Distance||Old fares||New fares|
|1||0-5 km||Rs 18||Rs 20|
|2||0-10 km||Rs 23||Rs 25|
|3||0-15 km||Rs 27||Rs 30|
|4||0-20 km||Rs 30||Rs 33|
|5||20 km +||Rs 35||Rs 38|
Meanwhile, the ministry also increased the taxi fares.