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Commuter Omnibuses Hike Fares

Commuter omnibus operators in Harare have increased fares in response to the increase in the price of fuel by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera).

A survey today revealed that a trip to high-density suburbs in a commuter omnibus to Chitngwiza now costs $10 from $7 while those plying the Eastlea route now charge $4 from $2.50 and from Greendale to Town it now costs $5 from $4 which is said to be increasing soon.

A commuter omnibus driver for Westgate area D known as Shingi said, “Tikasa kwidza makombi toto parker Paden because maI chaiwo tese totodawo kurarama saka kubva kuwestgate munhu anobatawo $7 mari kubva pa $5″, he said ( we do not increase fares, we can find ourselves out of business, as it is not sustainable to operate at a loss. We are now charging $7 per trip to and from the location from $5).

 Many commuters now prefer walking to and from work, every day as they can no longer afford transport fares.

Runyararo Makunde

Media and Society Studies Student Journalist for zimtrending Blogger Copywriter

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