Rura introduces new public transport fares

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 4 May 2020 at 08:02

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) introduced new public transport fares; which are put in motion effective on Monday, 4th May 2020.

RURA announced referring to the statement on cabinet resolution on 30th, 04, 2020 to further contain the COVID-19 outbreak; allowing some activities to resume.

RURA states that transports will resume on the 4th of May 2020.

“Passengers are informed that the transport services that operate within Kigali city are prohibited from operating outside of Kigali.”

However, transport working in the provinces will operate within their respective provinces. Passengers are required to wash their hands prior to entering the bus, always wear facemasks and they must comply with the social distancing of at least one meter while getting on or off the bus.

Public transport buses will carry half number of passengers and operators are required to clearly mark to clear mark permitted passengers’ seats on the bus with an empty seat separating passengers from another.

The transport tariff has been adjusted in a way that in the City of Kigali fare is increased from 22frw/km to 31.8frw/Km. As for provinces fare, RURA said that the fare increased from 22frw/Km to 30.8 frw/Km.

“This will enable operators to sustain the service while observing social distancing guidelines.”

All passengers have to always wear facemasks and they must comply with the social distancing of at least one meter while getting on or off the bus

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