Nepal online patrika , kathmandu | Some roads in Gulmi district have reduced the fare for transportation vehicles. A meeting chaired by Krishna Prasad Sharma, Chairman of the District Transportation Management Committee and Chief District Officer, has decided to reduce the fare. Representatives of transportation entrepreneurs were also present at the meeting.
Despite improvements in road conditions, complaints arose about the high fares. Chief District Officer Sharma informed that fare adjustment has been made with the consent of transportation entrepreneurs. According to the adjusted fares, buses can now charge Rs. 120 for the Ridi-Khaireni route and Rs. 300 for the Ridi-Majuwak route. Jeeps operating on the same routes can charge Rs. 10 more than buses.
The administration has decided to reduce the fare by Rs. 20 for the Tamghas-Dhurkot (Barbot) route. The administration has urged transportation entrepreneurs to operate vehicles according to the adjusted fare rates.
Recently, many rural roads in Gulmi district have been upgraded, but some are still in poor condition with potholes and blacktop deterioration. This situation has led citizens to demand a reduction in fares despite the improvement in road conditions.
Chief District Officer Sharma stated that fare adjustments will be made for other roads based on their conditions and discussions with stakeholders, including transportation entrepreneurs.