Jatri Kalyan Samity today (September 13, 2022) alleged that passengers of public transport in Dhaka are paying an overall Tk 182.42 crore in extra fares every day.
Observing that transport fares have been adjusted in the context of fuel price hike but some transports are realising extra fares from passengers, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (August 9, 2022) said those who are trying to realise additional fares are under watch.
North-bound trains are seeing an increase in passengers due to lack of public transport following the latest major fuel price hike in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) today (June 30, 2022) reset bus fares for 15 routes – via Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway, raising the fares by Tk 31–Tk 66.
Bus fares on 13 southwestern routes will be increased to adjust the toll on Padma Bridge, said a Bangladesh Road Transport Authority circular yesterday (June 8, 2022).
Eid holidaymakers are allegedly paying extra bus fare for travelling to nearby places from Dhaka. A passenger travelling to Paturia from Nabinagar of Savar, on the outskirts of capital Dhaka, by an SB Link bus said that the usual bus fare is Tk 40, but he had to pay Tk 400 today.
Despite complaints about overcharging for tickets ahead of Eid, private bus operators yesterday urged the government to increase the price of each ticket by Tk 50.
The reduced passenger fares announced by the government on May 3 have not been implemented amid slack monitoring by the road transport and bridges ministry.