• Bus fares for all inter-city routes have been reduced by K10.00 with effect from 12th May 2022.
• Fares for other routes including inter-mine, peri-urban and local routes will be maintained.
• This is due to the negligible average price reduction of petrol and diesel respectively.
Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and bus operators have resolved to reduce inter-city bus fares by K10, following the drop in fuel prices recently announced by Energy Regulation Board (ERB) recently.
RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga told Money FM News that the new Fares for all intercity routes are with effect from 12th May 2022.
Mr. Mubanga however said fares for inter-mine, peri-urban and local routes will remain unchanged due to the negligible average price reduction of petrol and diesel respectively.
“The RTSA commits itself to fully manage the stakeholder engagement process in bus fare adjustments to protect the interest of the public while safeguarding the operations of the passenger public transport system in the country,” Mr. Mubanga said.
On 30th April 2022, Energy Regulation Board reduced fuel pump prices by K2.35 for petrol and 58 ngwee for diesel with effect from 1st May 2022 and on 2nd May, 2022, RTSA held a consultative meeting with the Bus and Taxi Owners Association of Zambia, Commuter Rights Association of Zambia and Zambia Consumer Association.
“The meeting further resolved to continue monitoring the factors effecting bus fare variations using the developed bus fare model which take into account the inflation rate, the cost of fuel and other operating costs,” he stated.