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BangladeshBus fare rises by 16pc in Dhaka, 22pc in long route

The government has increased bus fare by 16 per cent in Dhaka and 22 per cent in long routes following the price hike of fuel oil.

The new bus fares will be effective from Sunday.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority’s head office in the city’s Banani on Saturday.

A government committee convened the meeting after prices of fuel oil were increased on Friday. The new prices have been effective from Saturday.

Following the price hike of fuel oil, the transport cost on long route buses has increased by some 22 per cent. Fare for long route buses has increased by 40 paisa to Tk 2.20 per kilometre.

The bus fare in the two cities has increased by 16 per cent. The bus fare per kilometre in Dhaka and Chattogram has increased by 35 paisa to Tk 2.5 per kilometre.

The lowest bus fare in the two cities has fixed at Tk 10. The lowest fare for minibuses in the two cities has been fixed at Tk 8.