Bus fares go up in Telangana as TSRTC imposes diesel cess

The bus fares of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will again go up from Saturday, as it on Friday announced that it will levy diesel cess of Rs 2 to Rs 5.

TSRTC Chairman Bajireddy Goverdhan said with the increase in diesel prices, the TSRTC had no option but to level cess.

The diesel cess has been fixed at Rs 2 per passenger for Pallevelugu and City ordinary services and Rs 5 per passenger for Express, Deluxe, Super Luxury, City Metro Express and Deluxe, and all AC services.

The minimum fare of Rs 10 in Pallevelugu and City Ordinary services will continue to be the same so as not to burden the common man and short distance passengers, the TSRTC Chairman said.

Goverdhan and TSRTC Managing Director V.C. Sajjanar requested people to co-operate and extend patronage.

TSRTC buses consume around 6 lakhs litres of HSD Oil every day for its operations to serve lakhs of passengers. The price of HSD oil has increased abnormally in recent t