Transportation operators are not allowed to collect any additional charges from the passengers
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The government has decided to restore the fares for short- and long-distance public transportation services.
A Cabinet meeting held on October 12 took the decision to retain the fare rates which were in practice before March 24, according to the government spokesperson and Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Parbat Gurung.
The government had enforced the nationwide lockdown effective from the same day.
Transportation operators are not allowed to collect any additional charges from the passengers, spokesperson Gurung added.
The long-haul public transportation had resumed effective from September 17 though the lockdown was lifted on July 21 earlier this year.
“Public vehicles were allowed to carry passengers only 50% of their total capacity and charge an additional 50 percent to the regular fare.
However, the Cabinet meeting held last Monday withdrew its previous decision and allowed public transport vehicles to carry passengers to their capacity.