Public transport fares to be raised by 10%

Jordan

Published: 2018-02-04 15:43

Last Updated: 2018-02-04 17:31


Public transport in Jordan includes medium and heavy transport buses and all taxis. (TheJordanTimes)
Public transport in Jordan includes medium and heavy transport buses and all taxis. (TheJordanTimes)
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The Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) Director General Salah Lawzi announced on Sunday that public transport fares will be raised by 10% as of Wednesday, February 7th, 2018.

He said that the decision covers medium and heavy transport buses and all taxis, and it is based on inflation and the prices of fuel.

The Jordanian transport sector witnessed tangible developments during last year, according to the Prime Ministry’s annual report that summarizes the government's key achievements during 2017.

On Sunday, King Abdullah II received the report from Prime Minister Hani Mulki.

Accordingly, the government’s achievements in the transport sector were characterized by many delays, however, they were finalizing a clear strategy for the transport sector during the next five years.

This decision comes hours after the government announced it will increase fuel prices for February, which came into effect starting Saturday night. 

The Fuel Pricing Committee increased the prices of both Octane 90 and 95 by 20 piasters per litre, and the diesel by 25 piasters per litre.

The Latest increase in transport fares was in 2016. It was raised by 10% for all public transport, under a decision taken by the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC), who is responsible for the transport sector and providing incentives to operators, as well as boosting investments.