Chennai people were surprised today!!! thrown by the government with a sudden low fare in MTC.
It used to be Rs.4 from Keelkattalai to Velachery, today I paid using 2 two rupee coins and surprised with a return Rs.1/- from conductor.
I checked up with my colleagues after reaching office – all said the same – and in fact more than Rs.2 in few cases. I heard even in “deluxe” buses the minimum balance were reduced.
It used to be Rs.3/- minimum in M series buses – say M1 – Keelkattalai to Velachery. Today these buses carried a new GREEN Rs.2 tickets!
Election around the corner, it seems we are going to see more such surprises – without even any public notice.
“Enjoy general public!*” government says to people. * – till election??!! :)