Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has reduced the fare of AC buses in Tricity. The senior management of CTU has decided to reduce the fare of AC buses and make them equal to Non-AC buses. The fare of AC buses was Rs. 10, 15 and 20 depending on the travel distance. However, now the administration has decided to reduce it to Rs. 5, 10 and 15. The reduced prices of AC buses will be applicable only till February 2017.
Why Such Step?
CTU has taken this step to reduce the fare of AC buses because of winters. Changing season has decreased the travellers of AC buses in Chandigarh. People now a days, opt to travel in Non-AC buses rather than AC buses. Looking at the reducing number of travellers in AC buses, CTU has decided to lower the ticket cost of the AC buses and made it equal to Non- AC buses in the city beautiful Chandigarh till February 2017. Although its winters, AC buses are not using blower and thus to make it convenient, the step has been taken.
Highlights and Benefits
CTU has experienced a shortfall in the number of travellers commuting through AC buses in and around Chandigarh. People prefer travelling in buses to work, colleges or other purposes. Commuters now will be able to travel comfortably because before this change, Non AC buses were super crowded because of the low price.
- AC buses fare reduced and made equal to Non- AC buses till February 2017.
- Till winter season, the cost will remain the same.
- It will reduce rush in Non- AC buses in the city.
- Increase the number of travellers in AC buses.
- This will divide the travellers of same route in different buses.
This decision will surely improve the rush in AC buses and reduce crowd in the Non- AC buses. It will also be beneficial for the travellers who travel on daily basis in and around Chandigarh.