Commuters face harrowing time as pvt buses stay off roads

  • | Tuesday | 30th June, 2020

Kolkata: Commuters were inconvenienced as private buses remained off the roads on Monday. "We are not running private buses due to spiraling diesel prices and the state government's directive to allow only sitting capacity passengers due to COVID-19 norms. He said that there are 42,000 private buses in the state and 6,000 private buses used to ply in the city during the pre lock down period. Private bus fare hike is the only solution," Pradip Narayan Bose, secretary of West Bengal Bus and Mini Bus Owners' Association. While about 25 NBSTC buses were run on Monday, the number will increase further fromTuesday.

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