Average Intercity Transport Fare Increases to N1,466.46 in Mar’17 from N1,411.87 in Feb’17

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The transport fare watch report for March 2017 covers the following categories namely bus journey within the city per drop constant route ; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; air fare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and water way passenger transport.

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 3.96% month-on-month and by 56.69% year-on-year to N127.72 in March 2017 from N122.85 in February 2017. States with highest bus journey fare within city in March 2017 were Abuja (N262.50), Cross River (N209.09) & Katsina (N196.67) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in March 2017 were Borno (N58.00), Yobe (N60) & Enugu (N72.63).

Average fare paid by commuters for bus journey intercity increased by 3.87% month-on-month and 25.59% yearon-year to N1,466.46 in March 2017 from N1,411.87 in February 2017. States with highest bus journey within city in March 2017 were Abuja (N4,500.00), Adamawa (N3,266.67) & Borno (N2,562.50) while States with lowest bus journey fare within city in March 2017 were Kano (N824.00), Akwa (N892) & Abia (N775.00).

Average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey dropped by 0.43% month-on-month and increased by 26.50% year-on-year to N30,587.40 in March 2017 from N30,718.10 in February 2017. States with highest air fare in March 2017 were Edo (N40,000), Jiagawa (N40,000.11) & Akwa Ibom (N35,600) while States with lowest air fare in March 2017 were Katsina (N23,300.33), Kogi (N22,500.65) & Plateau (N25,000).

Average fare paid by commuters for journey by motorcycle per drop increased by 3.60% month-on-month and 23.41% year-on-year to N97.31 in March 2017 from N93.93 in February 2017. States with highest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in March 2017 were Bauchi (N185.71), Rivers (N179.17) & Akwa Ibom (N164.29) while states with lowest journey fare by motorcycle per drop in March 2017 were Ekiti (N57.33), Zamfara (N52.22) & Niger (N57.78).

Average fare paid by passengers for water way passenger transport increased by 1.89% month-on-month and 17.87% year-on-year to N580.70 in March 2017 from N569.94 in February 2017. States with highest fare by water way passenger transport in March 2017 were Bauchi (N2,128.57), Delta (N1,625.00) & Cross River (N1,500.77) while states with lowest fare by water way passenger transport in March 2017 were Abuja (N220.23), Gombe (N170.56) & Borno (N136.15).

 

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