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Following the price increase in the capital, Maputo, semi-collective passenger transport will become more expensive in the city of Beira, starting next week.
The tariff revision will peg the minimum price within the city at 10 meticais and, outside the city, 24 meticais, against the previous 7 and 15 meticais respectively.
The decision to increase the fares was taken in a special session of the Beira Municipal Assembly yesterday, convened specifically to discuss the proposal by the Association of Semi-Collected Passenger Carriers, ATABE.
The majority MDM bench in the Municipal Assembly and Frelimo unanimously approved the carrier’s proposal, based on constant increases in fuels and the cost of vehicle maintenance.
The carriers say the new tariffs will not cover all the increases, but are of the opinion that they will ease costs and maintenance.
Passengers who only travel half the route will only pay for the distance travelled.
Chapas owners, drivers and fare collectors had scheduled a strike from Tuesday if the new tariffs were not approved.Source: O País / Miramar