The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO), has reduced bus fares by 50 percent with effect from today .
In a statement, Finance and Economic Development Permanent Secretary Mr George Guvamatanga said for a distance of one to 20 kilometers, the fare has been reduced from $1 to 50 cents. This is part of government operation to restore reasonable prices of bus fares in urban centers.
He said a distance of 20 to 30 kilometers , the fare has been reduced from $1.50 to 75 cents. A distance of 30 to 40 kilometers is now pegged at $1 from $2.
Mr Guvamatanga also said the move has been necessitated by the need to provide support to the travelling public. In addition, he said that further distances will follow similar reductions.