July 20, 2024

Transport fares start rising ahead of Christmas

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Transporters have begun hiking transport fares as more people travel up and try for the festive season. In many taxi and bus parks that the Uncovered ug visited yesterday, the fares had increased by between Shs2,000 and Shs10,000.

At the Old Taxi Park in Kampala, travelers heading to Bugiri, Busia, Namayingo, Tororo, and Malaba are paying Shs25,000 up from Shs22,000. Those heading to Jinja and Mayuge are now parting with between Shs15,000 and Shs17,000, while those heading to Mbale are now paying Shs30,000 up from Shs25,000.

Mr. Best Alinde,the company’s spokesperson, said the turn-up of passengers has been good since the beginning of November and that they have not adjusted their fares.

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Mr. Alinde told us that “it is the usual fee. We may increase by Shs5,000 or Shs10,000 when the situation  changes.”
Previously, the transport fare from Kampala to Jinja and Musita stood at Shs12,000.

Previously, the transport fare from Kampala to Jinja and Musita stood at Shs12,000. However, with exactly 10 days until Christmas, transporters have begun hiking fares as more people travel up and try for the festive season.

In many taxi and bus parks that the Daily Monitor visited yesterday, the fares had increased by between Shs2,000 and Shs10,000. At the Old Taxi Park in Kampala, travelers heading to Bugiri, Nasia,Namayingo, Tororo, and Malaba are paying Shs25,000 up from Shs22,000.

In conclusion, those heading to Jinja and Mayuge are now parting with between Shs15,000 and Shs17,000, while those heading to Mbale are now paying Shs30,000 up from Shs25,000.

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