FCCC monitors bus fare changes

Filipe Tunasaqalau recharges his e ticketing card at the Suva bustand. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

The Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission (FCCC) has advised commuters to contact FCCC directly should they experience any problem in the change of bus fare.

Members of the public took to social media platforms to voice their frustrations, many claiming they were charged above the normal new bus fare price.

FCCC coordinator operations Nikhil Lal said teams had been monitoring bus fares.

“FCCC had conducted 74 inspections around the country since the first day the new bus fares went into effect,” he said.

“This was to ensure that consumers are not being charged more than they are supposed to.

“We did not find any issues and inspections will continue.”

The new bus fares came into effect on May 13 and there was a 36.3 per cent increase in bus fares across all stages announced by FCCC.

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