Bus, minibus fares to increase by 60% from Wednesday
In the wake of growing COVID-19 cases, the government has increased the fares of public transport by 60 per cent across the country, said Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader.
The order will remain in force for the next two weeks, said Quader while talking to reporters at a press briefing, reports UNB.
Passengers will have to pay the additional bus fares from Wednesday, he said.
Earlier on May 31, 2020, the government raised the fares of inter-district and long-haul (Dhaka, Chittagong cities and adjoining areas) buses and minibuses by 60 per cent in order to compensate bus owners carrying 50 per cent less passengers to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.