A complete list of new bus and taxi fares in Kolkata after hike in petrol price


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The Transport Ministry of West Bengal has increased the minibus, private bus and taxi fare in Kolkata and West Bengal from 31 October 2012. Since the price of diesel, petrol, taxes and other petroleum products are increasing daily, the bus and taxi associations were in a difficult situation. In view of this, the Government of West Bengal has increased the ticket fares which will be effective on and from 1 November 2012. The new taxi fare and bus fare in Kolkata and Bengal are mentioned below.

New minibus ticket fare effective from 1 November 2012

After 10-16 kms distance journey, the minibus ticket fare in Kolkata and West Bengal will increase by Rs 1/- for every 3 kms journey. The new minibus fare in Kolkata and West Bengal increased by the Government of West Bengal are mentioned below.

  • Minimum minibus ticket fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 0-3 km distance(journey) : Rs 6/-
  • Minibus fare in Kolkata and Bengal for 3-6 km distance(journey) : Rs 7/-
  • New minibus ticket fare in Kolkata and Bengal for 6-10 km distance(journey) : Rs 8/-
  • Minibus fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 10-16 km distance(journey) : Rs 9/-


New private bus fares from 1 November 2012

After 16-19 km distance journey, the private bus ticket fare in Kolkata and West Bengal will increase by Rs 1/- thereafter on every 3 kms journey. The private bus ticket fare chart, announced by the Transport Ministry of West Bengal applicable from 1 November 2012 in West Bengal are mentioned below.

  • Minimum private bus ticket fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 0-3 km distance(journey): Rs 5/-
  • New private bus fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 3-6 km distance(journey) : Rs 7/-
  • Private bus ticket fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 6- 10 km distance(journey): Rs 8/-
  • Private bus fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 10-16 km distance(journey) : Rs 9/-
  • Private bus ticket fare in Kolkata and Bengal for 16 -19 km distance (journey): Rs 10/-


New long distance bus fare effective from 1 November 2012

  • Inter state bus minimum ticket fare in Kolkata and West Bengal for 0-6 km distance(journey): Rs 10/-
  • General long distance bus ticket fare in Kolkata and Bengal for 0-6 km distance(journey) : Rs 6/- (After that the fare will increase by Rs 0.10/- per km rate)
  • Express long distance bus ticket fare in West Bengal and Kolkata for 0-5 km distance(journey) : Rs 8/- (After that the fare will increase by Rs 0.10/- per km rate)


New taxi fares effective from 1 November 2012

The new taxi fare in Kolkata effective from 1 November 2012 is mentioned below.
  • AC taxi fare in Kolkata: Increased by 20% of fare
  • Minimum taxi fare in Kolkata for 0-2 km distance(journey): Rs 25/-
  • For every 200m distance, the taxi fare in Kolkata will increase by Rs 2.40/-
  • For every 2 minutes 12 seconds, the taxi waiting charge in Kolkata is Rs 1.20/-
  • There will be Rs 4/- extra for carrying luggage that weighs beyond 20kgs


We have to wait and see whether this new bus and taxi fare in Kolkata and Bengal will bring any profit or loss to the West Bengal government.


Comments

Author: Subhajit16 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Recently West Bengal Government rollback private bus fare for Kolkata and suburbs area. The new private bus fares for Kolkata are as below:
0-3 km distance Rs 5/-
3-4 km distance Rs 5/-
4-6 km distance Rs 7/-
6-8 km distance Rs 7/-
8-10 km distance Rs 7/-
10-12 km distance Rs 7/-
12-16 km distance Rs 8/-
16-20 km distance Rs 8/-
20-24 km distance Rs 9/-
Normally Rs 1/- or 2/- savings is there compared to previous fare. You can also travel 24km distance with just Rs 9/-.



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