Public transportation fares hiked by 28 percent

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KATHMANDU, July 14: Long-distance public transport fares have been increased by a maximum of 28 percent. 

The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) hiked the fares of public transport as well as freight vehicles with effect from July 13.

Issuing a public statement on Wednesday, the department shared that the fares of long-haul public transport vehicles and freight vehicles were adjusted.

According to the department, the fare of passenger vehicles has been increased by 28 percent. While the fare of freight vehicles [those operated in the hilly region] has been increased by 20 percent, the fare of freight vehicles [run long the Terai roads] has been hiked by 26 percent.

In the statement, the department sait the fare was adjusted in view of the hike in price of fuel, tyre lubricant and spare parts. 

Read the statement: 

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