Ludhiana MC told to consider contractor’s application for bus fare hike – cities

Amid a tussle between municipal corporation (MC) and the city bus service contractor over the proposed hike in fare, the court of additional district judge Atul Kasana has stated that the civic body can consider the application of the contractor in which he has sought a fare hike.

Meanwhile, the court continued the stay on termination of the contract.

Earlier this year, the contractor: Horizon Connect Transways Private Limited had submitted an application with the MC in which he had sought an increase in the fare by
₹2 to 5, citing the increasing fuel rates.

The MC refused to increase the fare stating that the court had ordered a stay in the case.

The contractor, however, had stated that the court had only ordered a stay on termination of contract and that the application could be entertained.

As the civic body remained adamant, the company moved court.

The court has

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