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MK Stalin announce protest demanding full rollback of bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu

MK Stalin and DMK MLAs outside the Secretariat on Saturday. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 28, 2018, 10.52 AM (IST)

DMK working president MK Stalin announced to hold a protest across Tamil Nadu demanding total roll of hiked bus fares on Sunday.

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The Tamil Nadu government is under attack from the opposition and commuters over the January 19 hike in fares in which the fares were increased up to 67%.

Protests were reported from various parts of the state condemning fare hike.

However, the government announced a partial rollback in which the fare was reduced by 1 rupees on Sunday

Under the revised structure, fares were reduced up to 20%;  the minimum ticket of bus fare would be 4 rupees reduced from 5 rupees and the maximum fare would be 22 rupees reduced from 23 rupees.

State Transport Department issued a notification saying the reduced fares in all the eight State Transport Corporations (STCs) including the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) in Chennai would come into effect from Monday morning.