BRT reduces 5% of current flat rate of bus fare

08/09/2017

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BRT will implement a new plan that helps passengers pay less for this kind of transportation.
Recently, Primero Transport Services Limited, the operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Franchise in Lagos State, has decided to implement a policy that reduces the current bus rate which is applied to the bus routes from Ikorodu to Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, corridors of the state.
 
The new fare regime will allow passengers to pay 5% less, compared to the current price in bus fare across the routes including five areas from Ikorodu to TBS: Ikorodu-Mile-12-Maryland, Maryland-Fadeyi, Fadeyi-Constain and Constain-TBS.
 
Managing Director of the transport company, Mr. Deji Tinubu who disclosed the information stated that the new fare regime will make the bus fare affordable to more commuters, which contributes to achieving the primary purpose - reducing the current economic hardship.
 
BRT on the yard

The new fare regime will make the bus fare affordable
 
“The new fare is a lot cheaper for passengers doing shorter distances because most of the BRT passengers who are going short distances had complained of paying as much as those going long distances, hence, the need for the review of the fare which will be done according to dictates of our economy. We don’t control market forces, but we will continue to look for a way and adjust to make the customer happy and comfortable and improving our services,” said the Director.
 
According to him, to make the plan become actions as soon as possible, the company had sent Lagos State Government a letter that proposes the bid to operate the new Abule-Egba to currently under construction Oshodi BRT corridor.
 
He also added that when the plan is worked out, there will be 300 additional buses to run along the new corridor alone while the current number of buses along Ikorodu-TBS corridor is 434. He added: “We record about 160,000 passengers commuting daily.”
 
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