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Bus & Taxi Fare in Kolkata – Private & Mini Bus Ticket Fare Increased on 31st Oct 2012



New Private Bus Ticket Fare in Kolkata, New Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata, New Taxi Fare in Kolkata.

On 31st October 2012, Transport Ministry of West Bengal has increased the Private Bus, Minibus & Taxi Fare in Kolkata & West Bengal for the first time in their ruling period. In the way Diesel price, petrol price, tax & other petroleum product price are increasing over the last year or so by UPA-II Government; it was really tough to Bus & Taxi Associations to run Buses & Taxi as per the Old ticket fare. Thus, Government of West Bengal has increased the Private Bus, Minibus & Taxi Fare in Kolkata & Bengal on 31st October 2012; which will be effective on & from 1st November 2012.

New Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal effective from 1st November 2012
The minimum Private Bus Ticket Fare is now Rs.5/- in Kolkata & West Bengal effective from 1st November 2012. Let’s check out the detail Private (Public) Bus Ticket Fare Chart, which was announced on 31st October 2012 by Transport Ministry of West Bengal and applicable on & from 1st November 2012 in West Bengal –
  • Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal is Rs.5/- for 0-3 Km distance (journey) – It’s the minimum Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal effective from 1st November 2012.
  • Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal is Rs.7/- for 3-6 Km distance (journey).
  • Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal is Rs.8/- for 6-10 Km distance (journey).
  • Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal is Rs.9/- for 10-16 Km distance (journey).
  • Private Bus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal is Rs.10/- for 16-19 Km distance (journey).
  • Bus Fare will increase by Rs.1/- thereafter on every 3-Kms journey.
New Minibus Fare in Kolkata & Bengal effective on & from 1st November 2012
Along with the Private Bus & Taxi Fare; Government of West Bengal also increased the Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata & West Bengal on 31st October 2012 and the new Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata & West Bengal will be applicable on & from 1st November 2012. Let’s check out the New Minibus Ticket Fare below –
  • Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata & Bengal in Rs.6/- for 0-3 Kms distance (journey) – it’s the minimum minibus ticket fare in Kolkata & Bengal effective on & from 1st November 2012.
  • Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata & Bengal in Rs.7/- for 3-6 Kms distance (journey).
  • Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata & Bengal in Rs.8/- for 6-10 Kms distance (journey).
  • Minibus Ticket Fare in Kolkata & Bengal in Rs.9/- for 10-16 Kms distance (journey).
  • The Minibus Ticket Fare will increase by Rs.1/- thereafter on every 3-kms journey (distance).
New Taxi Fare in Kolkata effective from 1st November 2012
Now it’s time to check out the new Taxi Fare in Kolkata effective on & from 1st November 2012
  • Rs.25/- is the minimum Taxi Fare in Kolkata for 0-2 Kms of journey (distance).
  • The Taxi Fare in Kolkata will increase by Rs.2.40/- for every 200m distance.
  • The Taxi Waiting Charge is Rs.1.20/- for every 2 mints 12 seconds.
  • Rs.4/- extra for carrying luggage weigh beyond 20Kgs.
  • AC Taxi Fare in Kolkata is now increased by 20% of fare.
In case of Long Distance Buses the fare is also increased and the details as follows –
  • General Long Distance Bus Ticket Fare is now Rs.6/- for 0-6 Kms and thereafter will increase by Rs.0.10/- per Km rate.
  • Express Long Distance Bus Ticket Fare is now Rs.8/- for 0-6 Kms and thereafter will increase by Rs.0.10/- per Km rate.
  • Inter State Bus minimum Ticket Fare is now Rs.10/- for 0-6 Kms.
Although the Bus & Taxi Fare in Kolkata & Bengal has increased but few associations are still unhappy with the rate of increment. Specially, Minibus association isn't happy with the way minibus fare increased. Shri Madan Mitra, Transport Minister of West Bengal, requested to all Bus Associations & Taxi Associations to cooperate with West Bengal Government & to run buses & taxis for next 6-12 months; so that they could realize how much profit or loss is happening with this New Bus & Taxi Fare in Kolkata & Bengal.

Revised Bus Fare of Kolkata & Bengal wef November 2012

Public Bus Fare of Kolkata & West Bengal has been revised in the middle of November 2012 and the New Bus Fare Chart as follows:-
Now it becomes Rs.5/- for 0-4 Kms distance, Rs.7/- for 4-12 Km distance, Rs.8/- for 12-20 Kms distance and Rs.9/- for 20-24 kms distance. Bus Fare increased by Rs.1/- in each Distance wise stages. Hope Bus Associations will cooperate with this new Bus Ticket Fare Chart of Kolkata & Bengal applicable from Middle of November 2012.
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