Bhubaneswar: The bus passengers will now have to pay extra charges for carrying luggage more than 15 kg.
As per the notification issued by the state transport department, carriage of luggage weighing more than 15 kg in buses will be charged 7 paise per km for up to 20 more kgs than the set limit.
Beside this, passengers will now have to pay a minimum fare of Rs 5 for general buses and Rs 13 for deluxe and AC deluxe buses.
The State Transport Commissioner has also been decided to fix the fares for buses every year in April, after the Budget Session.
The department has also decided for 100 percent relaxation of bus fare for HIV/AIDS infected persons, visually handicapped persons, mentally challenged, physically handicapped and deaf persons, as per sources.