BRTA recommends 80% hike in bus fare

BRTA recommends 80% hike in bus fare

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has recommended raising bus fare by 80 percent as owners have been directed to carry 50 percent passengers to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“Road, Transport and Bridges Ministry will take the final decision” BRTA acting Chairman Yunus Ali Molla told UNB on Saturday.

The government on Thursday issued a gazette notification allowing limited operation of public transport and offices from May 31 to June 15 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

It said public transports – buses, trains and vessels – will have to maintain health guidelines.

The notification also said that all government, semi-government and autonomous offices will resume under self-management but ailing staff and pregnant women have been asked to refrain from joining work.