Mini Bus Fares To Increase From Monday
Commuters on the Linden, UG, East Coast, South Ruimveldt, Sophia, Lamaha/Hospital, West Bank and West Coast routes are all required to pay $20 extra on their fares from Monday.
Despite calls by the Administration for the operators not to increase their fares, the union said it is in full support of their members’ decision for a fare increase, since they continue to operate at a loss under the old fare structure.
The Union said it has since sought legal advice on the matter and was told that increasing fares has nothing to do with the Minister or the Government.
The union officials while saying that a twenty dollar increase is not a steep one for the commuters, also pointed out that the problem is not just about the increase in fuel prices.
School Children will also be made to pay the increased fares and all passengers are asked to pay before entering the mini-bus.