By Kimani Kim
The Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL) has requested the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (Sumatra) to accept its proposal to raise passenger fares by 50 per cent.
It said the increase is sought for all classes of coaches. If effected, fares for third class passengers will rise by between Sh2,800 and Sh10,000.
The proposed third class fare from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro (202km), currently at Sh5,500, will be Sh8, 300, for the journey that costs Sh6, 100 by bus.
The proposed fares to Dodoma are Sh12,600, up from Sh8,400 for the 465km journey while Dar to Tabora (850km) would cost Sh19,100 from the current Sh12,700.
Other new fares from Dar are Shinyanga Sh22,400, Mwanza Sh25,400 and Kigoma Sh25,700.