Hyderabad City bus fares reduced

HYDERABAD: The AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has reduced fares in twin cities with effect from Tuesday midnight.

The new fares are as follows: For ordinary services for the first two stages, the fare would remain at Rs 4, for the third stage, it has been reduced from Rs 7 to 5, for fourth stage from Rs 7 to 6, for 7 and 8 stages the fare has been reduced to Rs 9 from 10, for 11 and 12 stages it is Rs 12, for 15 and 16 stages it is Rs 15 and for 18th stage the fare has been reduced to Rs 19 from Rs 20.

In Metro Express services the fare for the first stage has been reduced to Rs 6 from Rs 7, for 3 and 4 stages from Rs 9 to Rs 8, for 7 and 8 stages it is Rs 11, for 11 and 12 stages it is Rs 15, for 15th stage it is Rs 18 and for 18th stage the fare has been reduced to Rs 21 from Rs 22.

As far as the Metro Deluxe services are concerned the minimum fare has been reduced to Rs 7 from Rs 8, for 3 and 4 stages it is reduced to Rs 9 from Rs 10, for 7 and 8 stages it is Rs 12, for 11 and 12 stages it is Rs 16 and for 15th stage it is Rs 20 and for 18th stage it has been reduced to Rs 23 from Rs 24.

Speaking to Express, Executive Director of the RTC P Narayana Swami said the fares were being reduced to improve occupancy ratio in buses which had fallen after hiking the fares. With the downward revision of fares, the APSRTC will lose Rs 10 crore per annum, the executive director said.

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