RURA sets new travel fares and guidelines

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 15 October 2020 at 11:56

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has set measures and guidelines, applicable to public transport buses effective on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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.