Araniko trasport cuts bus fares

Charikot, March 5:

Despite the government increment in petroleum product prices, Araniko Transportation Service Committee (ATSC) is going to decrease transportation fare by eight per cent, following the request from Dolakha people. The ATSC decided to reduce fares by eight per cent in writing after a meeting held at the meeting hall of Dolakha District Development Committee between ATSC members and locals.

At the meeting, first vice-president Jit Bahadur Bharati and general secretary Kedar Chhetri of ATSC informed that ATSC is providing different support to Dolakha-based organisations. They also committed to provide Rs 25,000 for the welfare of disabled people in the district. Participants in the meeting opined that APSC is being more helpful to travellers nowadays.

According to Dil Bahadur KC, secretary of Dolakha Asal Shasan Coordination Committee, ATSC is providing different kinds of services. Old vehicles will be replaced with new microbuses gradually, said Kedar Chhetri, general secretary of ATSC. It was decided after a meeting held recently among the Chief District Officer Dil Bahadur Ghimire, major of Royal Nepalese Army Sher Battalion Purushottam Dhital, DSP Rajendra Kumar Palikhe, representatives of district-based different organisations and members of ATSC, Chhetri said. ATSC is plying 48 vehicles in Ramechhap and Dolakha districts daily.

Following requests from members of different organisations, ATSC is going to add some Super Express Buses by July 17.