All those who planned a visit home, while going back you will need to shell more money for your bus fare as most of private bus operators like Pai, VRL have made a hike in the fares for Monday 23-02-2009.
The price hike is above Rs.50 per ticket.
Take this for example:
Pai Travels: Belgaum to Bangalore
Normal Bus: Regular rate is Rs.370 special holiday price is Rs.430.
Volvo: Regular rate Rs.500 special holiday price Rs.550.
Interestingly fares to Mumbai have not been hiked which are very high as normal fare for Volvo is Rs.700 & regular bus is 480.
Which eventually means an Rs.60 increase on the normal bus fare and Rs.50 hike in the Volvo bus fare?
Same is the case with VRL travels: Belgaum to Bangalore
Regular Sleeper – Rs340/- Lower Berth – Rs430/- Upper Berth – Rs380/-
Holiday Price – Semi Sleeper – Rs390/- Lower Berth – Rs480/- Upper Berth – Rs430/-
Regular – New A/c sleeper Lower Berth – Rs510/- Upper Berth – Rs470/-
Holiday Price – Lower Berth – Rs560/- Upper Berth – Rs520/-
Volvo: Regular Fare 510
Holiday Fare – 560
PVG is not charging any holiday surcharge nor is the KSRTC or Mahesh as of now.
VRL is used to doing this from long; even I have traveled once by paying Rs.600 for sleeper. And VRL plays another game by leaving Special bus so there is no comparison you can ever make to the fare.
This entire price is hike is for one day Monday, which happens to be Mahashivratri a holiday and people will have to take a ticket back to work on Monday. Getting a Railway ticket which is very cheap, it only costs Rs.256 for regular sleeper, but getting the ticket is a night mare.
We should oppose this unruly price hike made by these bus operators who are nothing but LOOTING the common man.
When there are holidays in line like Saturday Sunday Monday; be sure the price has been hiked.
We should all do something against this, it’s our necessity and these bus operators are exploiting the same.
My question when the fuel prices have been brought down why this price hikes that too for one day. When the fuel prices are hiked, immediately the fares are increased but that’s not the case when prices are reduced. Why is this?
If any of the private bus operators are reading this story I request you comment on this and explain to the public and ratify your price hike.
Jago Grahak Jago !