Fare prices at Lima’s Metropolitano bus network will see a slight increase this month.
According to Metropolitano concession holders, prices will see a 50-cent increase, up to 2 soles, and the feeder service route will cost 1 sol. The new fare prices will go into effect this Saturday December 8, according to Peru21.
However, a ProTransporte spokesperson told the daily the measure had yet to be approved.
Last month, ProTransporte announced expansion of the Metropolitano’s routes would start next year. The bus network, the agency said, would see an extension from the Naranjal station to the northern part of the city, and reach the Panamericana Norte highway.
The expansion would benefit residents of Carabayllo, Comas, Ancón, Puente Piedra, and Santa Rosa
According to Juan Tapia, head of ProTransporte, studies would be carried out to determine the necessary investment, required for the project. A concession offering would take place next year, he said.
Update: ProTransporte and the Municipality of Lima have released a statement saying the fare increase was “unilaterally approved” by Metropolitano concession holders.
ProTransporte and city officials will meet with the concession holders on Thursday, to discuss the fare increase, El Comercio reported.
According to Metropolitano concession holders, prices will see a 50-cent increase, up to 2 soles, and the feeder service route will cost 1 sol.