Bhubaneswar: Following increase in fuel prices, bus fares across all categories were increased in the state today under the automatic fare adjustment mechanism.
The fares of ordinary and express buses were hiked by 1 paisa per kilometre and of deluxe and AC deluxe buses by 2 paisa per km. With this, the ticket price in ordinary buses would now be 70 paisa per km as against 69 paise per km and for express buses would be 73 paisa as against 72 paisa per km.
Similarly, deluxe category buses would now charge Rs 1.1 paisa as against 99 paisa. Passengers travelling in AC Deluxe buses would have to shell out Rs 1.23 instead of the existing Rs 1.21 paisa per km.
Earlier, the bus fares across all categories were increased in the state in July last year.