No official increase in fares

Dear Editor,
The Government has done its part and reduced the Excise Tax on fuel to zero (INews. Mar 23) as a measure to cushion rising costs, and hopes this would be passed on to the travelling public.
This, however, seems unlikely, as transportation operators are clamouring that the increases are justified, as fuel is not the only thing a vehicle runs on. There are other considerations, hence fares would not revert any time soon, if at all.
There has not been any official increase in fares, it must be noted. But tell that to the operators.

Shamshun Mohamed