Public transport fare in Bagmati Province hiked beginning Thursday

Published On: April 15, 2022 08:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

HETAUDA, April 15: Fare of taxi and public transportation has been increased in Bagmati Province beginning Thursday. The fare of taxi and public transportation has been hiked in the Province including the Kathmandu Valley citing hike in petroleum products.

As per the new transportation fare, one has to pay a minimum Rs 20 to travel five kilometers in public transport against Rs 20 in the Kathmandu Valley. Similarly, passengers have to pay Rs 25 to travel up to 10 kilometers, Rs 30 up to 15 kilometers, Rs 33 up to 20 kilometers and Rs 38 above 20 kilometers.

Likewise, the minimum charge of a taxi has been fixed at Rs 50 and the passenger will be charged additional Rs 10 every 200 meters of travel. Waiting charge for a taxi has been determined at Rs 1.20 per minute. Waiting has been limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. In the context of a night taxi operating its service from 9PM to 4AM, a passenger will be charged Rs 13 every 200 meters of travel.

The fare of public transportation and taxi was hiked as per the decision of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Transport Management of the Bagmati Province. According to the Ministry, the card will be used in public transportation in order to make it cashless in the coming fiscal year.


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