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Govt hikes public bus fares again, 2nd in 2 months

File: A conductor collects the bus fare from a passenger in Kathmandu
File: A conductor collects the bus fare from a passenger in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 18

The government on Tuesday hiked inter-province public bus fares owing to a recent increase in the prices of petroleum products.

This is the second public bus fare hike in the past two months as the government had made a similar decision in April also. In the April decision, the government had also said it would adjust the transport fares every time the fuel price changes by more than 5 per cent from now onwards. 

Accordingly, the Department of Transport Management under the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport of the federal government made the announcement on Tuesday.

The decision comes into effect on Wednesday. You can find the details of the hike here.

The department says the fare of passenger vehicles has increased by 3.5 per cent whereas that of load-carrying vehicles has gone up by 4.6 per cent and 5.1 per cent respectively in hilly and plain regions.

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