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Fuel scarcity: Commuters groan in Enugu as commercial transport charges skyrocket

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Commercial transport charges have skyrocketed by 100 per cent, leaving commuters groaning in Enugu metropolis..

Fares for short distances of about four or five stops away on commercial buses and tricycles have risen from N50 to N100.

A distance covered with N100 before now is currently charged for N200.

The development has left many commuters, including civil servants, pupils and students trekking long distances to and from their destinations.

Reacting, a bus driver plying the Garki-Polo Park route, Mr Andy Onyia, blamed the current increase in fares on the fuel pump price hike within Enugu metropolis.

Onyia said that a situation where drivers have to buy fuel for between N200 and N210 per litre, “you don’t expect commercial bus drivers to still charge the old prices.

“If the price of fuel comes down today, I am sure, some commercial bus drivers will revert to their previous charges.

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