This comes following the Cabinet resolution of 12th October 2020 that Public transport buses with only seated passengers are allowed to operate at full capacity (100%).
Buses in the City of Kigali will operate at 100 % of the capacity for seated passengers and 50% of the capacity for standing passengers.
In an announcement, RURA stated that Inter-city transport fares have been reduced from 30.8 - 25.9 Frw/km per passenger, while transport in the City of Kigali have reduced from 31.9 -28.9 Frw/km per passenger.
“Passengers are encouraged to pay using the available digital payment options; Public transport buses should always operate with windows open for good ventilation, except when it is raining;”
“Passengers are required to continue observing measures and guidelines to contain the spread of the COVID- 19 pandemic, especially hand washing with clean water and soap or use hand sanitizer before getting on or off the bus;
Passengers are required to always wear face masks properly, avoid hugs and/or shaking hands and must comply with other measures and guidelines as issued by the Ministry of Health from time to time;” reads part of the announcement.
Public transport service providers were also reminded to monitor and ensure that passengers observe measures and guidelines to contain the spread of COVID- 19 pandemic; adding to that failure to comply with COVID 19 preventive measures and guidelines will attract administrative sanctions and penalties.