THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has approved the request by bus operators to increase bus fares by K5 for Inter-Mine routes on the Copperbelt as well as Lusaka’s peri-urban and K2 on local routes for both provinces.
Meanwhile, intercity routes have been increased by fifteen percent.
In a statement, Monday, RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga said the new bus fares were effective April 5, 2022.
“The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has approved the request by bus operators to increase bus fares pursuant to Section 108 (11) of the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002. Following a consultative meeting with bus operators held on Friday 1st April, 2022, the approved new bus fares are as follows: Route, Approved Bus Fare Increase (ZMW)/Average % Increase: Inter-Mine Copperbelt, K5.00; Intercity 15 percent; Copperbelt Local K2.00; Lusaka Local K2.00; Lusaka Peri-Urban K5.00. The new bus fares are effective 5th April 2022. Further, bus operators are guided to revise the bus fare charts accordingly and display in all the buses,” stated Mubanga.