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Bus and taxi fares revised after petrol prices rise

Charges to various Kuwaiti areas detailed

KUWAIT CITY, August 31: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al- Sabah has issued ministerial decisions amending taxi fares and those of other public transports, which include the fares of call and roving taxi cabs, rep orts Al-Seyassah daily.

According to the new amendments that go into effect today, public transport fares varies from 150 fils within Kuwait City to as much as 600 fils to Jahra and Ahmadi. Travelling from Kuwait City on public transport to border areas will cost KD 2.500.

The new taxi fares have been set according to their type – private taxis, call taxis, roaming taxis – ranging from a base charge of 350 fils to 600 fils, which will increase according to the distance travelled and the waiting period. As for airport taxis/limousines, the new fares are calculated on the type of vehicle and the destination, ranging from KD 5 to KD 35.

Revised Fares according to the new ministerial decisions are as follows:

Article 1
Article 1, 2 of ministerial decree 173/1982 shall be amended as follows:

Article 1

The tariff for taxis will be as follows:
First: Private taxis
1- Start of the service (when boarding the cab) will be KD 0.500
2- 150 fils per kilometer
3- 50 fils per waiting minute.

In case of a breakdown during the service that causes the car to stop, no waiting period will be calculated, only the traveled distance.
Second: Airport taxi tariffs of both types (airport limousine/airport taxi) as per the following table:

No. 1
Area: Sabhan, Magwa, Farwaniya, Jleeb, Rehab, Ishbeliya, Ardiya, Rabiya, Rai, Omariya, Khaitan, Siddeeq, Salam, Hitteen, Shuhada, Zahra, Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber, Surra, Qurtuba, Yarmouk
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 5; (5 passengers) KD 7, (7 passengers) KD 8. Stretch limo – KD 13.

No. 2
Area: Khaldiya, Adailiya, Faiha, Kaifan, Shamiya, Kuwait City, Residential Shuwaikh, Industrial Shuwaikh, Riggae, Andalus, Granada, Sulaibkhat, Abdullah Al-Salem
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 6; (5 passengers) KD 8, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 3
Area: Hawally, Nugra, Maidan Hawally, Shaab, Salmiya, Rawda, Qadsiya, Nuzha, Daiya, Bneid Al-Gar, Mansouriya, Jabriya
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 6; (5 passengers) KD 8, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 4
Area: Rumaithiya, Salwa, Messila, Bayan, Mishref, Mubarak Al-Abdullah
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 6; (5 passengers) KD 8, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 5
Area: Firdous, Sulaibiya, Sabah Al-Nasser, West Abdullah Mubarak, Abdullah Mubarak
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 7; (5 passengers) KD 10, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 6
Area: Dhahr, Qurain, Adan, Qusoor, Jaber Al-Ali, Funaitees, Fintas, Hadiya, Reqqa, Fahd Al-Ahmad
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 7; (5 passengers) KD 10, (7 passengers) KD 18. Stretch limo – KD 22

No. 7
Area: Manqaf, Sabahiya, Fahaheel, Ahmadi, Shuaiba, Sabah Al-Ahmad, Ali Sabah Al-Salem
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 7; (5 passengers) KD 13, (7 passengers) KD 18. Stretch limo – KD 22

No. 8
Area: Jahra, Mutlaa, Doha Port, Entertainment City, Jaber Al-Ahmad, Saad Al-Abdullah, Qairawan, Nahda, Mutlaa, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port, West Sulaibkhat
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 12; (5 passengers) KD 18, (7 passengers) KD 22. Stretch limo – KD 27

No. 9
Area: Zour , Khairan, Marine Sabah Al-Ahmad
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 17; (5 passengers) KD 22, (7 passengers) KD 27. Stretch limo – KD 32

No. 10
Area: Abdaly, Salmy, Nuwaiseeb, Wafra, Subbiya
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 21; (5 passengers) KD 27, (7 passengers) KD 32. Stretch limo – KD 35

Article 2 (Public transport/Bus Fares)
Public transport tariffs will be as follows per passenger:
* Within the old walls: 150 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential areas within the limits of Third Ring Road and vice versa: 200 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential and industrial areas within Fourth Ring Road or vice versa: 250 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential and industrial areas within Fifth Ring Road or vice versa: 300 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential and remote areas within Sixth Ring Road and vice versa: 350 fils
* From Kuwait City to Ahmadi and Fahaheel or vice versa: 600 fils.
* From Kuwait City to Fintas or vice versa: 500 fils.
* From Kuwait City to Jahra or vice versa: 600 fils
* From Kuwait City to Abdaly, Salmy and Nuwaiseeb or vice versa: KD 2.500

Article 2
Article 1 of the ministerial decision 2029/2001 with regards to call taxi meters shall be amended as follows:
Article 1
First: Start of service (when boarding the cab) is calculated at 600 fils.
Second: During the service:
1- 200 fils per kilometer.
2- 70 fils per waiting minute.

In case of a sudden breakdown during the service that causes the car to stop, the waiting period is not calculated, and only the traveled distance will be calculated.

Article 3

Article 5 of ministerial decision 182/ 2004 with regards to setting roaming taxi meters will be amended to become as follows:
First: Start of service (when boarding the cab) is calculated at 350 fils.
Second: During the service:
1- 125 fils per kilometer.
2- 40 fils per waiting minute.

In case of a sudden breakdown during the service that causes the car to stop, the waiting period is not calculated, and only the traveled distance will be calculated.

By: Shakir Reshamwala

Courtesy:

 kuwait-times

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