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Interprovince public transport fares go down following reduced petroleum price

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, June 26

The Department of Transport Management has reduced the fares of public transport vehicles operating between provinces. The department reduced the prices after Nepal Oil Corporation reduced the prices of petroleum products on Saturday.

Public transport fares have gone down by 5.41 per cent, informed the department.

Freight rates for cargo vehicles have also come down as the government has decreased fares of trucks operating in hilly areas by 6.97 and those in the terai by 7.68 per cent.

The government has arranged to fix the fares of public transport on an automatic basis as soon as fuel prices change.

The government on Saturday decreased the prices of petrol by Rs 20 and diesel by Rs 29.

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