Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Ampareen silent on SPTS fare hike


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SHILLONG: After the initial enthusiasm and promise to address the problems of commuters who are being forced to pay excess fare following the hike in the fares of the SPTS buses and maxi cabs run by MUDA, Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh is now silent on the matter.

Lyngdoh recently told media persons that meetings would be held to address the issue of hike in fare which was implemented on August 1, but no such meeting has been convened as yet.

For the buses, the fares upto 3 km was kept at Rs.5, whereas for distance upto 8 km the fare fixed was Rs.10, upto 13 km (Rs.15) and beyond 13 km the rate was fixed at Rs.20 within specific routes of Shillong.

Though the minimum charge for 3 km has been fixed at Rs. 5, bus conductors have been accused of charging Rs. 10 from commuters.


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