The Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (Zupco) has once again hiked tariffs for both Kombis (Commuter Omnibus) and Buses for intra-city routes, citing rising operational costs. This comes at a time were inflation continues to cripple the country as rates continue to fluctuate.
Passengers on local routes will now pay $16 for kombis and $8 for buses. Evaristo Madangwa confirmed the development putting the blame on high operational costs.
Yes, we have increased our fares by 100 percent, a move we felt is necessary for us to further improve our services to the public, further these new fares will enable us to cushion our costs which we incur as a company.Evaristo Madangwa
Despite being state owned, it seems Zupco is not being spared by the crisis which has forced them to hike tariffs. They also hinted that they were also working on increasing their fleet of transport to accommodate all passengers.