Bus Fare Increase – Pinches Common Man’s Budget
Few days back, Punjab Government has announced hike in Roadways fare all over Punjab. The decision of the Punjab Government was taken as against hike in the diesel prices by the Central Government.
According to Jagtar Singh, a private bus operator, “we are finding it very difficult for meeting the day to day expanses of diesel as a result of hike of in the diesel prices by the Government”.
Some of the Fare differences
According on an estimate, around 2700 + roadways buses are on ply daily. While the number of private players is around 2800.
“ It can’t be forgotten that the major chunks of buses on Punjab Roads is the stake of highly rich people,” A minute rise in hike in prices would mint more money into the pockets of these people.