By Trevor Makonyonga
The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) will from today, March 11, offer inner city service to Norton.
Six commuter omnibuses will be ferrying passengers in the initial phase.
The development was confirmed in a statement by the Norton Town Council.
Residents had faced challenges when travelling in the city as a result of the government’s crackdown on private owned public transport.
“Norton Town Council would like to inform it’s valued residents and ratepayers that the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) will commence it’s inner-city services in the Town with effect from Thursday the 11th of March 2021.”
Trip fares are pegged at RTGS$40.
“ZUPCO has allocated six commuter omnibuses to start servicing Norton and the cost of travelling is going to be 40 Zimbabwe Dollars per trip.
This has been necessitated by the need to create safe and affordable transport system in the Town. The Council is optimistic that the coming in to Norton of ZUPCO will solve the transport blues that have been faced by the residents for a long time.
With schools about to open, the ZUPCO buses’ operation might curb transport woes.
Meanwhile, Norton MP Temba Mliswa will stay on remand after the court noted that his arrest was lawful and he consented to it on his initial appearance.
Mliswa, is alleged to have violated Covid-19 regulations when he hosted a press conference at his residence in Borrowdale, Harare, last month.