The government has increased launch fare by 30 percent, which will come into effect on Tuesday (August 16).
A notification issued by the Ministry of Shipping said the revised fare will be effective from today.
The minimum fare for the water vessels has been increased to Tk 33 from Tk 25, according to a notification published by the shipping ministry.
According to the revised fare, the fare for the first 100 kilometers has gone up to Tk 3 per kilometre from Tk 2.30.
Following the recent hike in fuel prices, launch owners earlier demanded that they be allowed to charge twice the current fare.
However, after the first 100 kilometre, the fare has been set at Tk 2.60 per kilometre from Tk 2, the notification also said.
BDST: 1212 HRS, Aug 16, 2022