Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said 155 buses would run under a single company on the proposed Kanchpur Bridge-Ghatarchar pilot route in the capital.
"As per previous announced date, we hope, we will be 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 today.
Taposh said after the introduction of this pilot route under the Bus Route Rationalisation project, other routes would be linked up with it.
The DSCC mayor also said tender process would start within a month to set up bus bays and sheds on the proposed routes.
Within seven days, a draft of joint venture agreement for the single company would be prepared for the route, he added.
The mayor also said Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has already 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.