Toll collection: KSRTC hikes fares from Mangaluru to Udupi, Kasargod

Udayavani, 17-02-2017 07:49:57

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Toll collection: KSRTC hikes fares from Mangaluru to Udupi, Kasargod

Mangaluru/Kasargod/Udupi: As toll collection begun on National Highway 66 from the second week of this month, passengers will have to bear the brunt as private bus owners as well as the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation have hiked fares.

KSRTC, operating inter-State services to Kasargod and other parts of Kerala, has increased fares by Rs 3 towards Kerala. Accordingly, the fare to Kasargod now stands at Rs 51, including Rs 2 toll at Talapady toll gate and Rs 1 as Kerala’s inter-State service fee, said Vivekanand Hegde, Divisional Controller of KSRTC, Mangaluru.

Meanwhile, fares between Mangaluru and Kundapur also shot up by at least Rs 9 for Express services and up to Rs 15 for Airavat Club Class (Multi-axle) services of the KSRTC and the hike is said to include the toll at Hejmady and Gundmi.

Further, KSRTC fares between Mangaluru and Udupi have increased by Rs 4 for Express buses and Rs 7 for multi-axle services. The fare from State Bank, Mangaluru to Manipal shot up by Rs 6 and the journey will cost Rs 112 which includes Rs 6 toll at the Hejmady plaza.

KSRTC opined that it had no choice but to pass the burden on the passengers.


Comments on this Article
Maxim, Kukude Fri, February-17-2017, 8:09
Avoid toll and use bypass roads.
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Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Fri, February-17-2017, 6:11
Toll money is pocketed by Politicians ...
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