Transport fares lowered

Transport fares have been lowered with effect from November 13,. This comes after several meetings were held between the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) and the public transporters body ATRACO due to the steady decline in global fuel prices.

Transport fares have been lowered with effect from November 13,. This comes after several meetings were held between the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) and the public transporters body ATRACO due to the steady decline in global fuel prices.

A statement from RURA reveals that the new fares should have gone into force since November 13. The government in October reduced fuel prices by 4.8%.

This translated into pump prices falling from Rwf 924 to 880 for Petrol and from Rwf 924 to 870 for Diesel. However, that reduction did not effect any tangible change in transport fares or even the souring food prices.

Even after further reductions in fuel prices; Rwf 880 to 870 for Petrol and Rwf 870 to 756 for Diesel, public transport fares did not change, to the surprise of many in the country.

After a meeting held last Friday, Jean Claude Mvuyikongo, Director of Economic Affairs in RURA said that the government was looking for a possibility of reducing transport fares.

And after Wednesday’s meeting, Mvuyikongo said, “We have reached a resolution which has to be submitted to the board for confirmation.” 

“I am not empowered to make a public announcement on the matter, but it’s just a matter of time before the general public is made aware of the new fares,” he stressed at the time.

The news in the reduction of public transport fares should be welcome to many Rwandans. Accordingly, this was after a careful analysis and conclusion that the reduction in fares will not affect transport companies due to the steady decline in costs of petrol and its products. 

Below are the new fares:

KIGALI CITY

Stage                                                                New fares

City Centre – Nyamirambo                                100
City Centre - Kacyiru                                         150
City Centre - Remera                                        150
City Centre - Kanombe                                      230
City Centre – Rubirizi                                         230
City Centre – Gikondo – Magerwa – Gatenga   130
Nyamirambo  – City Centre via Kimisagara        130
City Centre – Kicukiro                                        150
City Centre – Kinyinya                                        200
City Centre - Gitikinyoni                                      150
City Centre – Karuruma                                      150
City Centre - Nyacyonga                                     210
City Centre - Gisozi (ULK)                                    150
City Centre – Kimironko                                       130
City Centre – Gikondo – Nyenyeri                        130
City Centre – Kimironko – Zindiro                         200
ERP – Butamwa                                                    200
Nyabugogo - Remera                                            150
Nyabugogo – Kimironko                                        150
Kicukiro – Remera                                                 100


PROVINCES

DESTINATION                            New fares
 
KIGALI - MUHANGA                     700
KIGALI - -HUYE                          1800
KIGALI - NYAMAGABE                 2100
KIGALI - RUSIZI                         3800
KIGALI - KAGITUMBA                  2200
KIGALI -GICUMBI                         700
KIGALI - MUSANZE                     1400
KIGALI - RUBAVU                        2300
KIGALI -NGOMA                          1400
KIGALI - KARONGI                      1600
KIGALI - RWAMAGANA                  700
KIGALI - NYAGATARE                  1800
KIGALI - RUSUMO                       2300
KIGALI - NYAMATA                        500
KIGALI - BASE                               800
KIGALI - RUHANGO                      1200
KIGALI-NYANZA                           1200
KIGALI-GATUNA                           1200
KIGALI-KAYONZA                           800
KIGALI-BUHANDA                        1200
KIGALI-NGORORERO                   1400
RUSIZI-BUGARAMA                        900
MUSANZE-VUNGA                          400
HUYE-AKANYARU                           500
MUSANZE-RUBAVU                        900
HUYE-RUSIZI                               1800
MUSANZE-CYANIKA                       300

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