At a time when fuel prices are going up, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has decided to reduce fares of its Night Express services. The new fares will be almost the same as its normal fare.
The fare for travelling from Mumbai to Ratnagiri (one of the Night Express routes) will be cheaper by Rs60 starting from January 15. The MSRTC, the third largest bus service provider in India and serves routes to towns within Maharashtra and adjoining states, has been charging two kinds of fares for its patrons – day and night fares.
Day fares are Rs5.90 for a distance of 6kms, while the night fares are Rs6.95. With the announcement, the Night Express service will be Rs5.95 for a distance of 6 kms, which is just 5 paise higher than the day fare.
“Passengers who have done reservation of Night Service starting on January 15 or thereafter will get difference from the conductor,” said Mukund Dhus, spokesperson of the MSRTC.