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(From The Times of India)
KOLKATA: From October 10, bus and taxi fares in West Bengal will revert to the pre-May rates Rs 3 for public buses, Rs 3.50 for minibuses and Rs 15 for taxis.
State transport minister Subhash Chakraborty on Monday announced the increase following a meeting of the Left Front to discuss the issue. The minister ruled out any roll-back in road tax or motor vehicle fees, as demanded by transport operators.
A decision has been taken at a Left Front meeting. The new fares will be effective from October 10. There was a reduction in fares in June after a drop in fuel prices. Now that fuel prices have gone up, the operators will be …