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Revised Bus Fares in West Bengal, 2018

The existing fares of Non-AC Stage Carriages operated by private operators and State Transport Undertakings shall be fixed as per Schedule attached. New fares shall take effect from 11.06.2018.

Government of West Bengal
Transport Department
Paribahan Bhawan
12, R. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700 001

No. 2528-WT/3M-47/2008 Pt. III Dated Kolkata the 8th June, 2018

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 67 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Act 59 of 1988) and in supersession of all previous notifications issued by the Transport Department in this regard, the Governor, having regard to clauses (a) to (d) of section 67 of the said Act, is pleased hereby to issue the following directions to the State Transport Authority, West Bengal and the Regional Transport Authorities of Kolkata and all other regions;

DIRECTIONS:

The existing fares of Non-AC Stage Carriages operated by private operators and State Transport Undertakings shall be fixed as per Schedule given below. New fares shall take effect from 11.06.2018.

Secretaries of the Regional Transport Authorities of all regions including Kolkata region are hereby directed to issue appropriate orders to give effect to the new fares. The Secretary, State Transport Authority, West Bengal is also hereby directed to issue appropriate directions to the concerned Regional Transport Authorities to give effect to the new fares in respect of intra-State and inter-State routes.

SCHEDULE

I. KOLKATA CITY & SUBURBAN SERVICES:

(Provided by buses/mini-buses plying in the regions of Kolkata, Howrah and in the routes of the South24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas whose starting or terminating points are lying within the Kolkata Municipal Corporation area)

A. ORDINARY BUS SERVICES

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 4 kms 7
4 + kms – 8kms 9
8 + kms – 12 kms 9
12 + kms – 16 kms 10
16 + kms – 20 kms 11
20 + kms – 24 kms 12

After 24 km, for every 4 km stage, fare to be increased by Re. 1.00 as is the practice now.

B. MINI-BUS/ SPECIAL/ JNNURM SERVICES/ LIMITED SERVICES

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 3 kms 8
3+ – 6 kms 9
6+ – 10 kms 10
10+ – 16 kms 11

II. SERVICES IN DISTRICTS OTHER THAN DARJEELING AND KALIMPONG

(Provided by buses/ mini-buses plying in the regions/ on the routes other than the regions/ routes referred under Sl. No. I above)

A. ORDINARY BUS SERVICES

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 4 kms 7
Beyond 4 kms Additional @ Re. 0.70 for every additional 1km, as is the practice now, over the base fare and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

B. MINI-BUS/ LIMITED SERVICES

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 4 kms 8
Beyond 4 kms Additional @ Re. 0.75 for every additional 1km, as is the practice now, over the base fare and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

III. SERVICES IN DARJEELING AND KALIMPONG DISTRICTS:

A. ORDINARY BUS SERVICES (NON-HILLY)

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 4 kms 6.50
Beyond 4 kms For every additional 1 km fare will continue to be increased, as is the practice now, by Re. 0.75 over the aforesaid base fare and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

B. MINI BUS/ EXPRESS SERVICES (NON-HILLY)

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 2 kms 7.50
2+ – 4 kms 8.00
Beyond 4 kms For every additional 1 km fare will continue to be increased, as is the practice now, by Re.0.80 over the aforesaid base fare and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

C. MINI-BUS SERVICES (PLAIN TO HILL)

SERVICE New Fare (in Rs.)
Mini-bus @Re. 1.25 per km and for every 4th km Re.1.15 to be added to determine the fares for all segments and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

D. MINI-BUS SERVICES (HILL TO HILL)

SERVICE New Fare (in Rs.)
Mini-bus Re.1.40 per km and for every 3rd km Re.1.15 to be added to determine the fares for all segments and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

IV. EXPRESS SERVICES:

A. INTRA-STATE EXPRESS BUS SERVICE

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 6 kms 8.50
Beyond 6 kms Additional @ Re. 0.75 for every additional 1 km, as is the practice now, over the aforesaid base fare and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

B. INTER-STATE EXPRESS BUS SERVICE

STAGES New Fare (in Rs.)
Up to 6 kms 12
Beyond 6 kms Additional @ Rs. 0.75 for every additional 1 km, as is the practice now, over the aforesaid base fare and to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee.

Better passenger amenities and conditions of buses like proper sitting space, back-to-back space, cleanliness and safety of passengers are preconditions for increased fares.

By Order of the Governor,

Sd/- Alapan Bandyopadhyay
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 2528-WT dated 08.06.2018, Source