Public vehicles threatened govt to increase fare

File Photo New Bus Park at Gongabu awaits passengers. Photo Courtesy: Sujan Gurung, The Rising Nepal

Kathmandu: Public vehicle owners have warned the government to increase the fares of public transport unilaterally if the government does not adjust the fares within a week.

Entrepreneurs have demanded the government to immediately adjust the fare, saying that the adjusted fare is still the same despite repeated price hikes in petroleum products.

In the past, the price of diesel was Rs 104, but now it has reached Rs 133 per liter.

Speaking at a press conference in Kathmandu on Sunday, President of the National Federation of Nepali Transport Entrepreneurs Yogendra Nath Karmacharya demanded the government to adjust the fares scientifically.

He also warned that if the fare is not adjusted within a week, the entrepreneurs will be forced to make the adjustment themselves.