Transport fares have been revised downward to 5% from the previous 15%.
Accordingly, the 5% adjustment is to take effect from August 1, 2020.
This was announced in a communique issued by the Road Transport Operators.
According to the communique titled: Joint Communique On Transport Fares and Covid-19 Protocols, “for the avoidance of doubt, all commercial vehicle drivers and passengers are to note that the approved fares is five per cent (5%) over the earlier approved fares which took effect from 16th September, 2019.”
On Coronavirus safety protocols, the Communique indicated that “all terminal users, patrons, travellers, and staff of transport operators, including but not limited to drivers, are to note that the wearing of nose mask before entering any terminal or on board a public transport vehicle is mandatory.”
Transport terminals shall have handwashing facilities and FDA approved alcohol-based hand sanitizing dispensers at entry points and at vantage places where travellers can have easy access to use, it urged.
It further urged that union executives, company directors, station managers and masters shall provide gun thermometers or thermal scanners to check the temperature of all travellers and workers before they are allowed entry to bus terminals and into buses.
By Melvin Tarlue