Patna: The Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) has hiked the bus fare by a flat 20 percent in the wake of hike in diesel prices by the Centre recently, official sources said on Saturday.

The bus fare has been raised by a flat 20 percent with immediate effect, the sources said.

The Road Transport Minister Vrishan Patel defended the fare hike announced by BSRTC and said that it had become imperative after diesel price hike by the Centre recently.


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