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Govt hikes rates of transport fares

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 � The State Government today announced the maximum limits of the revised fares for different categories of commercial vehicles and directed the State Transport Authority and the Regional Transport Authorities to fix the maximum fares accordingly. The fares specified in the schedule announced by the government today shall be effective from the date of notification.

As per an official press release, the Government has fixed Rs 3.50 as fare for the ordinary city buses for the initial three kilometers (kms). It has fixed Rs 5 for the distance of three to five kms, Rs 7 for five to nine kms, Rs 9.50 for nine to 13 kms, Rs 12 for 13 to 17 kms, Rs 14.50 for 17 to 21 kms and Rs 17 for 21 to 25 kms.

For the low-floor citybuses, the rate will be Rs 6 for the first three kms, Rs 7 for three to five kms, Rs 10 for five to nine kms, Rs 12 for nine to 13 kms, Rs 14.50 for 13 to 17 kms, Rs 17 for 17 to 21 kms, and Rs 19 for 21 to 25 kms.

The government has also fixed night service charge for the city buses operating between 10 pm and 5 am as 50 per cent extra.

For the trekkers (share taxi), the rate will be Rs six for the first four kms per passenger, and for every subsequent km Rs one per passenger.

For the auto rickshaws, the rate will be Rs 16 for the first km and Rs 1.50 for the subsequent 200 metre or part thereof.

The detention charge of the autorickshaws will be Rs 3.60 for every 10 minutes or part thereof. Night service from 9 pm to 5 am will be 50 per cent above the normal rate prescribed. The above rates are inclusive of taxes.

The government has also fixed fare not exceeding 63 paise per passenger per km for the long distance state carriages, for the express buses with limited stoppages, deluxe super express, All Assam Tourist Omni Bus, All India Tourist Omni Bus (night service), the fare should not exceed 85 paise per passenger per km.

Twenty per cent above for deluxe category of vehicle per passenger per km for executive class (AC), 30 per cent above per passenger per km for hills area, for the All Assam Omni Tourist vehicle (Tata 407 minibus) fare should not exceed 60 paise per passenger per km. For the contract carriage buses (ordinary) suburban buses, the fare should not exceed 60 paise per passenger per km, said an official press release.

For the petrol operated local and tourist taxis, the fare should not exceed Rs 24 per passenger per km, and Rs 13 for every additional km. And for the night service between 10 pm and 5 am, these taxis will charge 50 per cent extra above the rate.

For the Tata Sumo taxi, the rate should not exceed Rs 1.20 per passenger per km and for seven passenger sitting capacity, Vikram diesel three wheeler etc, the rate should not exceed Rs 6 per passenger for the first three kms, and Rs two for every additional km.

However, the press release clarified that the State carriage/express day service should not have any stoppage below 40 to 50 kms of distance. No bus service will be eligible for express day service which operates on less than 150 kms of route length, state carriage/ super express night service would be operated lonely on luxury buses, which may conform generally to the standard prescribed for tourist omni buses and must operate more than 200 kms, with only maximum of three stoppages enroute, said the release.

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Govt hikes rates of transport fares

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 � The State Government today announced the maximum limits of the revised fares for different categories of commercial vehicles and directed the State Transport Authority and the Regional Transport Authorities to fix the maximum fares accordingly. The fares specified in the schedule announced by the government today shall be effective from the date of notification.

As per an official press release, the Government has fixed Rs 3.50 as fare for the ordinary city buses for the initial three kilometers (kms). It has fixed Rs 5 for the distance of three to five kms, Rs 7 for five to nine kms, Rs 9.50 for nine to 13 kms, Rs 12 for 13 to 17 kms, Rs 14.50 for 17 to 21 kms and Rs 17 for 21 to 25 kms.

For the low-floor citybuses, the rate will be Rs 6 for the first three kms, Rs 7 for three to five kms, Rs 10 for five to nine kms, Rs 12 for nine to 13 kms, Rs 14.50 for 13 to 17 kms, Rs 17 for 17 to 21 kms, and Rs 19 for 21 to 25 kms.

The government has also fixed night service charge for the city buses operating between 10 pm and 5 am as 50 per cent extra.

For the trekkers (share taxi), the rate will be Rs six for the first four kms per passenger, and for every subsequent km Rs one per passenger.

For the auto rickshaws, the rate will be Rs 16 for the first km and Rs 1.50 for the subsequent 200 metre or part thereof.

The detention charge of the autorickshaws will be Rs 3.60 for every 10 minutes or part thereof. Night service from 9 pm to 5 am will be 50 per cent above the normal rate prescribed. The above rates are inclusive of taxes.

The government has also fixed fare not exceeding 63 paise per passenger per km for the long distance state carriages, for the express buses with limited stoppages, deluxe super express, All Assam Tourist Omni Bus, All India Tourist Omni Bus (night service), the fare should not exceed 85 paise per passenger per km.

Twenty per cent above for deluxe category of vehicle per passenger per km for executive class (AC), 30 per cent above per passenger per km for hills area, for the All Assam Omni Tourist vehicle (Tata 407 minibus) fare should not exceed 60 paise per passenger per km. For the contract carriage buses (ordinary) suburban buses, the fare should not exceed 60 paise per passenger per km, said an official press release.

For the petrol operated local and tourist taxis, the fare should not exceed Rs 24 per passenger per km, and Rs 13 for every additional km. And for the night service between 10 pm and 5 am, these taxis will charge 50 per cent extra above the rate.

For the Tata Sumo taxi, the rate should not exceed Rs 1.20 per passenger per km and for seven passenger sitting capacity, Vikram diesel three wheeler etc, the rate should not exceed Rs 6 per passenger for the first three kms, and Rs two for every additional km.

However, the press release clarified that the State carriage/express day service should not have any stoppage below 40 to 50 kms of distance. No bus service will be eligible for express day service which operates on less than 150 kms of route length, state carriage/ super express night service would be operated lonely on luxury buses, which may conform generally to the standard prescribed for tourist omni buses and must operate more than 200 kms, with only maximum of three stoppages enroute, said the release.