Mo Bus Fares Slashed!
AC Fares Cut By Up To 38 Per Cent
Bhubaneswar: Great news for Mo Bus commuters – the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) on Friday decided to reduce bus fares of its AC buses up to 38 per cent for the next two months. The new fares will come into effect from December 1.
The minimum AC bus fare will be Rs 5 for first two kms, down from Rs 8 now, informed Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager, CRUT. The maximum fare of an AC bus trip will be Rs 70 instead of Rs 100.
Currently, the AC fares are 60-140 per cent higher than non-AC ones. With the revised rates, the difference will be only 30 per cent.
This reduction is a promotional winter offer and is expected to boost Mo Bus ridership during winters. The new fares will be valid till January 31, 2020.
‘There has been constant request to reduce AC bus fare and we have come up with this winter promotional offer. With this reduction in ticket fares we expect to retain regular travellers and also attract new commuters,” said Mahapatro.
Countering the problem of change, the fare slabs have been reduced to multiples of Rs 5 to make it convenient.
Elaborating the new fare system, Mahapatro said, “For example, at present Non-AC bus tickets are priced at Rs. 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 and so on. In the new fare structure, it would be Rs. 5, 10, 15, 20 and so on. Rounding off fares to multiples of Rs. 5 will also reduce the time taken for cash handling by the bus guides, thus allowing them to issue tickets much faster especially during peak hours”.
Monthly passes are now priced at Rs 550 instead of Rs 600 for non-AC Bhubaneswar pass, Rs 750 instead of Rs 900 for AC buses. Similarly, Magic Pass non-AC and AC will now cost Rs 1,100 and Rs 1,500 instead of Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,800, respectively.
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