Most of the travelers Sacco’s that make trips from Nairobi to Coast are in a worry for their business after the SGR was announced to be over and when it starts its operation their rates are said to be abit cheap and fair.
The government is hoping to ‘steal’ passengers from buses and budget airlines, and even attract new ones who don’t travel between the two cities often.
To accomplish this, the fare pricing must be competitive, and boy are the buses in for a fight.
Economy travelers will pay between Sh500 and Sh800 for a one-way trip – half what the buses charge.
“The cost will be half of what the buses are currently charging,” Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia told the Sunday Nation. “Various teams are working on the details,” he added.
These low charges will however last for only 6 months as the operator collects crucial data for future operations. They will later be adjusted to match market prices.