Corona Fallout

Launch fare shoots up by 60pc

Staff Correspondent

2 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The government has announced a 60 percent hike in water transport fare, asking the owners to carry 50 percent passengers with maintaining health guidelines. 

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday.

He, however, said the fare of cabins of water transport will be stable.  The decision has been taken to contain the infection of Covid-19, he said.

Earlier, BIWTA forwarded a proposal of water transport owners to hike the fare to the ministry and on the basis of the demand, the decision has been made.