SMRT, SBS apply for fare adjustment

The two public transport operators, SMRT and SBS Transit, have submitted applications for fare adjustments to the Public Transport Council. (PTC)

Any fare increase this time cannot be higher than 2.8 per cent.

The PTC said a month ago that it had started the annual fare review exercise, and yesterday was the deadline for the operators to submit their applications.

The PTC's decision on the applications will be announced in the first quarter of next year.

"In discharging its responsibilities, the PTC will pay particular attention to fare affordability for the more vulnerable groups of commuters," it had said last month.