The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has increased fares by up to 100% for some distances with effect from 1 July 2021.
In an interview with some News Crew, ZUPCO chief executive officer Mr Everisto Madangwa said the new fares were a cost-containment measure by the company. He said:
High operational costs and frequent price hikes taking place in the country has made us increase the fares to ensure the company improves service delivery as well as cushion its costs.
What the public should however note is that we do not increase our prices all the time, instead of after a period of time.
According to a public notice, passengers will now pay $60 per trip for ZUPCO buses up from $30 while the kombis are now charging $80 up from $50 for a distance of 0 to 20 kilometres, for those travelling a distance of 21 to 30 kilometres they will now pay $90 per trip for ZUPCO buses up from $45 while kombis will be charging $120 up from $90 and for a distance of 31 to 40 kilometres ZUPCO buses will now charge $110 up from $60.
ZUPCO said in some cases, passengers will be issued with more than one ticket as it seeks to clear the current stock of ticket books.
View the old and new fares on the Table below:
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