GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT

MOTOR VEHICLES ACT, 1988 - Administration ofFixation of Fares in respect of state carriages under Section 67(I)(d)(i) of M.V. Act 1998- Directions to the State Transport Authority - Orders - Issued.
--------------------------------------------------------------------

TRANSPORT, ROADS & BUILDINGS(TRANSPORT-II) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.224 Dated: 10-11-1999. 
                                                                                                                                                    Read the following:-

1. G.O.Ms.No.179, Transport, Roads & Buildings(Tr.II) Dept., dt.12-9-1997
2. Lr.No. P5/160(4)/99-OPD(P), dt. 05-11-99 From VC & MD, A.P.S.R.T.C., Hyderabad

                                                 -------

O R D E R:

  1. Representatons from Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation have been received by the Government for increase of bus fares in view of increase in the cost of operatons due to hike in the cost of Diesel oil and various essential inputs.
  2. Government have carefully examined the matter in the ligh of the above representations and have decided to fix the fares in respect of the stage carriages as shown in the Table 'A' and 'B' of the notifications and issue the following directions to
    the State Transport Authority.
  3. The following Notification shall be published in an Extraordinary issue of the Andhra Pradesh Gazette, dated the 10th November, 1999.

N O T I F I CA T I O N

        Inexercise of the powers conferred by Clause (i) of sub-section (i) of Section 67 of theMotor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Central Act59 of 1988) and in supersession of the Notificationsissued in G.O.Ms.No.179, Transport, Roads & Buildings (Tr.II) Department, dated12-09-1997, and published in the AP Extraordinary issue of AP Gazette, dated 13-09-1997,The Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby issues the following directions to the StateTransport authority and Regional Transport Authorities in the State regarding fixation offares for stage carriages registered in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

D I R E C T I O N

        The StateTransport Authority and the Regional Transport Authorities in fixing the fares chargeablefor journeys performed in stage carriages operated in the State, shall observe theprinciples mentioned in the Tables 'A' and 'B' below, namely:-
                                    T A B L E  -- 'A'

Sl.
No.

Type of service

Permissible maximum fare (in Ps. per Km.)
w.e.f. 11-11-1999

(i) Ordinary Services (Except Tirupathi-Tirumala routes) 30 Paise
(ii) Express Services 35 Paise
(iii) Luxury Services 42 Paise
(iv) Hi-Tech/Deluxe Services 50 Paise
(v) Tirupathi-Tirumala Ghat Road: Adult Child
  (a) Ordinary Services Rs.15.00 Rs. 8.00
(b) Express Services Rs.18.00 Rs. 9.00
(c) Deluxe Services Rs.20.00 Rs.10.00

Note:-

  1. The minimum fare shall be Rs. 3.00 for a distance notexceeding 5 KMs and Rs.4.00 for 10 KMs in the case of Ordinary Services on the mofussil service routes.
  2. The minimum fare shall be Rs.5.00 in respect of Express Services, Rs.10.00 in respect of Luxury and Deluxe/Hitech Services.
  3. While fixing the fares for those mentioned in item (i), of the table they shall be rounded off to the next higher multiple of 0.50 Ps.;

    In respect of all other services mentioned at (ii), (iii) and (iv) of the above Table, shall be rounded off to the next higher multiple of Re.1/-.

For Special services operated on Special occasions or on Fairs and Jathras, upto a maximum of one-and-half times the fare in Table 'A' for the services referred to therein shall be charged.

EXPLANATION:

i)An Expressservice on mofussil service route shall have the samemeaning as an Express stage carriage as defined in Rule 2(1)(b)(iii) of the Andhra PradeshMotor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

ii)Luxury service on a mofussil route shall mean an Express stagecarriage as defined in rule 2(1)(b)(iii) of the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989,having seats superior to the seats in an Express stage carriage.

iii)A Hi-tech/Deluxe service on a mofussil service route shallmean an Express stage carriage as defined in rule 2(1)(b)(iii) of the Andhra Pradesh MotorVehicles Rules, 1989 and having superior seat and seating arrangements confirming to thespecifications under sub-clauses (I) to (IV) to Clause (4) of rule 6 of the All IndiaTourist Vehicles (Andhra Pradesh) Rules, 1977.

T A B L E -- 'B'

CITY/TOWN/SUB-URBAN SERVICES:
(i) ORDINARY SERVICES Rs.2.50 ps. for first stage of 2Kms. and 50 Ps. for every subsequent stage of 2 Kms. thereafter.
(ii) SUB-URBAN/MOFUSSIL SERVICES CityOrdinay fare upto 8 Kms. and District Ordinary fare thereater.
(iii) EXPRESS SERVICES 50 Ps. more per passenger over the fare applicable to Ord/Sub-urban/Mofussil services.
(iv) METRO EXPRESS SERVICES Rs.3.50 Ps. for first stage of 2 KMs. and 50 Ps. for every subsequent stage of 2 KMs thereafter.
(v) METROLINER/ CITYLINER Rs. 5.00Ps. for first stage of 2 KMs. and Re.1.00 for every subsequent stage of 2 KMs. upto 8 stages (16 Kms.) and Re.1.00 for every subsequent stage of 4 Kms.

NOTE:-   Whilefixing the fares, they shall be rounded off to the next higher
                 multipleof  50 paise.

EXPLANATION:-

i) A town service route shall mean a route as defined under Rule 258 (2) of the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 and determined as such by Transport Authority.

ii)For Express service on a town service route shall mean service on a town service route permitting a stage carriage to ply as Express service with limited halts as prescribed by the Transport Authority.

iii)A Sub-urban/Mofussil service shall mean a service operating on a route, the distance of which does not exceed 24 KMs. from the Municipal limits with stage fixed at an average distance of 2 KMs. and one of the termini lying within the City/Town limits.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

              JANAKI   R. KONDEPI
                                                                                                
      SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

To
The Commissioner of Printing, Stationery and Stores Purchase(Gazette Notification Section) Dept., Chenchalguda,
         Hyderabad. He is requested to publish theNotification in the extraordinary issue of Andhra Pradesh Gazette,
         dated 10-11-1999 and send 550 copies toGovernment.
The Transport Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
The Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, APSRTC, Mushirabad, Hyderabad
The Director General & Inspector General of Police, A.P., Hyderabad
The Commssioner of Police, Hyderabad
All Collectors in the Andhra Pradesh State.
All Dy.Transport Commissioners and All RTOs (Through Transport Commissioner)
The Secy. to Govt. of India, Ministry of Surface Transport (Transport Wing), New Delhi.
The Chirman, Inter-State Transport Commission, Jamnagar, House No.1, Parliament Street,New Delhi.
The Director of Information, Public Relations & Tourism, AP, Hyderabad
The Accountant General, A.P., Hyderabad.  The Law(B) Department.
The Finance & Planning (Finance Wing) Department.
The Law Department.

Copy to:
Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of A.P., Hydeabad
P.S. to Minister for Transport, Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad
P.S. to Prl. Secretary, TR&B Dept., Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad
P.S. to Secretary, TR&B Dept., Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad
General Administration (Publicity Cell) Dept.