Himachal hikes bus fares by 25 per cent


Shimla :The Himachal Pradesh government today increased bus fares by by 25 per cent.Now the fare would be Rs 7 for the first 3 km instead of Rs 5 earlier. This has been done citing the fund crunch due to the Covid-19 pendemic.

The state cabinet which met here today also approved replacement of 38 ambulances under National Ambulance Service-108 in lieu of ambulances  which have outlived their economical life.
The Industries Department made a presentation on ‘Ease of doing Business’   before the Cabinet.  It stressed on development of online system for 46 services to facilitate the entrepreneurs and improve the ease of doing business. The Cabinet directed the department to move on all points of reforms in a time bound manner.

The Information and Technology Department presented the hardware for e-Cabinet and the Cabinet authorized the Department to go ahead for purchase of 16 workstations. It was decided that the third party security audit should be done for maintaining confidentiality.

The  Cabinet also gave its approval to provide government land measuring 0-37-54 hectare on lease to HPSEBLtd. for construction of 33/11 KV 2X3.15 MVA Sub Station Ukhali in district Hamirpur at a rate of 20 percent of the present circle rate or Rs 11,26,200  as lump sum and Rs one per month lease for 99 years thereafter.