JK Govt. approves re fixing of transport fares

Jammu, December 06 (Scoop News) –The cabinet has approved refixing of maximum chargeable fares in case of stage and contract carriers. Decision to this effect was taken today with Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in chair.

            As per the cabinet decision, 14.40% hike has been approved in existing fares of big buses(stage carriage), 13.49% hike in mini buses(stage carriage), 12.13% hike in taxi, maxi cabs(contract carriers) and 8.81% hike in petrol driven auto rickshaws(contract carriage).

            The cabinet has directed the State Transport Authority to accordingly issue detailed notification specifying revised route-wise fares.