(Last Updated on January 17, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company(ZUPCO) is set to hike it’s fares by 100% with effect from Monday 18 January, a government memo has shown.
In the memo, Treasury approves the request from the State-controlled public transport operator to initiate an upward review of their fares.
For busses, the public will now pay Z$30 for a trip within the 20km radius, up from Z$16 while routes between 21-30km will see their fares increase from Z$20 to Z$45.
Those travelling routes in between 31km and 40km will now pay Z$60 from the previous Z$32.
Those using commuter omnibuses will now have to part with Z$60 for the trips within 20km while those who travel between 21km and 30km will now have to pay Z$90.
The memo cites the reduced carrying capacity as a result of the Covid-19 regulations which include social distancing as the reason for this review.