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Train fare likely to go up, says railway minister

Staff Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2022-08-07 20:44:28
Train fare likely to go up, says railway minister

After the increase in bus fares, the government has now come up with the indication of increasing railway fares due to the price hike of fuel. 

Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon on Sunday (August 7) said: “There is huge gap between fares of bus and train. The difference of fare will create a serious impact on train service. We may need to adjust train fare.” 

“However, we are yet to take any decision in this regard,” he said.

Being a state-owned transport service, the train fare hike will require permission of the Prime Minister, he also said.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on night announced new fares for public transport services in the city and highways in the wake of increased fuel price.

It increased bus fare by35 paisa per km for movement within the city and 40 paisa for long journey.

The new price will come into effect from Sunday.

Earlier, BRTA held a meeting with bus owners and other stakeholders at its office at Banani in the capital.

The increase in fares of buses and minibusses came following soaring fuel price coming into effect on Friday midnight.

BDST: 2044 HRS, Aug 07, 2022
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