The government has decided to run public transport, including train, with half of its capacity in the wake of alarming rise of Coronavirus infections across the country.
In line with the decision, bus fare across the country has been increased by 60 percent.Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader confirmed the development to media on Tuesday morning.
The order will remain in force for the next two weeks, said Obaidul Quader while talking to reporters at a press briefing.
Passengers will have to pay the additional bus fares from Wednesday, he said.
Earlier on May 31, 2020, the government raised the fares of inter-district and long-haul (Dhaka, Chittagong cities and adjoining areas) buses and minibuses by 60 percent in order to compensate bus owners carrying 50 percent less passengers to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus.