Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh yesterday said 155 buses would run under a single company on the proposed Kanchpur Bridge-Ghatarchar pilot route in the capital.
"As per the previous announced date, we hope we will be able to operate buses on the route from April 1," said the mayor while talking to reporters after the 16th meeting of the Bus Route Rationalisation Committee held at the Nagar Bhaban.
Taposh said after introduction of this pilot route under the project, other routes would be linked up with it. Within seven days, a draft of joint venture agreement for the single company would be prepared for the route, he added.
He said Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has sent a proposal to the road transport and bridges ministry to set the fare for buses on the route at Tk 2.20 per km.
Currently, the fare rate is Tk 1.70 per km for 52-seat buses and Tk 1.60 for 36-seat buses in Dhaka and Chattogram metropolitan cities.
Taposh said currently 155 buses of two companies are running in the route.