Soon, state commuters using bus services will have to shell out more money. The Assam cabinet has decided to increase the bus fares in the state by 25 per cent.
The All Assam Motor Transport Association (AAMTA) announced to increase the fares to 40 per cent owing to the hike in fuel prices. However, later the association and the state government agreed to hike the bus fares by 25 per cent from the current price.
It may be mentioned here that the bus fares in the state were increased by 30 per cent in October last year. The new fares as per the routes are yet to be announced by the association.