NO, IT WILL WORK, YOU WILL NOT WORK, ZUPCO WILL WORK!
The fuel price hike, Kombi fares goes up!
Commuters want Zupco time table review.
Commuters have called on Zupco to adjust timetables to cater to all work as well as also expand on areas covered.
Currently, the Zupco buses operate between 5 am and 7 pm which affects those that finish work late or have to attend evening lessons at various colleges and universities, commonly known as adult learning.
Commuters want Zupco buses to operate 24/7 to cater to those who work different shifts as the current Scenario assumes everyone works the tradition 8 am to 5 pm shifts.
When the cheap buses are off the road Kombi charges anything up to RTGS5 for a trip costing RTGS1 on Zupco which affects most of the commuters who can not afford.
Some end up jumping on to Open trucks as a cheaper option to the Kombis. On Monday govt announced the slashing of Zupco by 50% for both urban and rural travel whereby distances within 20km radius costs 50c RTGS, 20-30km now costs 75c, while 30-40km is now RTGS1.
This followed a decision to scrap support for fuel importers who were getting the USD at 1:1 with the RTGS and now have to source the Scarce currency from the interbank market.
Finance and Economic development secretary, George Guvamatanga said govt decided to cushion the travelling public against fuel price hikes.
Yesterday petrol was selling at RTGS4.97 and Desiel RTGS4.87 at prominent service stations which triggered a hike in prices by privately owned commuter omnibus, otherwise known as Kombis.
Please be adviced that the Zupco bus fares on operation restore sanity have been reduced by 50% from 21 May 201. This has been necessitated by the need to cushion the travelling public said Guva Matanga.
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