Seven rupees per kilometre of distance travelled

Rasuwa, Sept 13: The bus fares charged by the public vehicles plying the rural roads will now be determined in order to provide access to vehicular facility to the people living in rural parts.

District Administration Office (DAO), Rasuwa’s Assistant Chief District Officer, Deepak KC, said a recommendation has been sent to the Transport Management Office to seek a temporary permission under Transport Management Act, 2049, Vehicle and Transport Management Rules, 2054 and Directives, 2060 for maintaining seven rupees as bus fare for a kilometre of distance travelled.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the Bus Fare Determination and Recommendation Committee – presided over by Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Adhikari – held to determine the fares in 19 different rural motorways in the district. Earlier, the bus entrepreneurs had been fixing the fares as per their discretion.

The bus entrepreneurs will now have to get rid of outdated buses, mitigate risk, use qualified drivers, ban roof travel and write the details as travellers’ name, addresses, public vehicles registration number, and fares charged by revealing the details of the passengers’ departure and destination, according to DAO, Rasuwa.

Rasuwa Civil Society Chairman, Babulal Tamang, praised the contribution of the local government authority in boosting the security for the travellers. RSS

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