Those who make use of MyCiti buses may soon need to dig a little deeper into their pockets to afford their daily commute as the City of Cape Town says the fares will increase this year from July.

Members of the public have been reassured that the increase in fairs is not to recover money lost during the MyCiti strikes, which caused a great deal of damages when disgruntled staff torched a number of buses last year.

Damages have been estimated to have cost the City around R22-million to deal with.

“The MyCiTi fare will be increased in July, together with all other tariffs. This is a normal increase to contribute towards the running cost and not as a mitigating measure for the damage done,” Mayco member for transport and urban development Felicity Purchase told EWN.

MyCiti Dial-A-Ride services were also down this past week but The City of Cape Town and the Vehicle Operating Company, HG Travelling Services CC, reassures the public that the service is back up and running after the delays.


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