Hyderabad: To improve overall revenue and to bring down losses, the cash-strapped Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has revised fares for all bus services along with the rates of monthly passes. The new fares will be effective from midnight on Monday.
As per the revised fares, the minimum charge in city ordinary buses has been increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10. According to a circular issued by the TSRTC, the minimum fare of Pallevelugu services too has been revised, from Rs 6 to Rs 10.
After reviewing the financial status of the TSRTC in detail and considering all factors, the government permitted the revision of fares for all types of services of the corporation by increasing the existing basic fare by 20 paise per km. It also permitted to increase the students’ bus pass tariff.
Apart from City Ordinary, Metro Express and Metro Deluxe services, the TSRTC also revised fares for services such as Semi Express, Express, Deluxe, Super Luxury, Rajadhani, Vajra, Garuda, and Vennela (AC sleeper). These fares were rounded off by adding toll plaza tariff, passenger cess, amenities, GST and AC services.
The revised fares were applicable to all services on inter-State routes for the portion of the route lying in Telangana. The basic fares of other States would be adopted for the portion of the journey lying in the respective State.
According to officials, the corporation had revised the fares during 2016 in all types of mofussil and city bus services but had not revised the student bus pass tariff. The student bus pass tariff was last revised in 2013.
Now, student route passes in cities and towns for up to 4 km have been revised from Rs 130 to Rs 165 and up to 22 km, from Rs 265 to Rs 330 while the rate for the monthly student general pass will go up from Rs 130 to Rs 165 and quarterly pass, from Rs 390 to Rs 495.