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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Egypt’s transport authority raises private bus monthly fees

The Public Transport Authority issued a decision to raise the monthly fee paid by private bus route operators in Cairo five-fold to EGP 20k per bus, up from EGP 5k, reports Al Masry Al Youm. The decision was expectedly met with backlash from 12 companies affected by the decision, who said in a memo to the authority that the decision is not in line with the contract terms specified in the tender booklet issued seven years ago. The companies described decisions taken by the authority since 2015 as “arbitrary,” including previous decisions to raise the monthly fees by 83% and a separate 300% hike for violation penalties.

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