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Astana bus drivers’ lockout due to E-system of fare payment adaptation

27 July, 15:59 211
Astana bus drivers’ lockout due to E-system of fare payment adaptation

According to the company's representatives, with the introduction of a new fare system, drivers lost the opportunity to make under-the-counter earning.

"Astana LRT" Company explained the reason for the increase in the time interval of urban routes. According to representatives of the company, the bus parks of the capital suffer a mass firing of bus drivers who found it unprofitable to work under the new fare system, the correspondent of BNews.kz reports.

To recap, since July 21 in Astana fare payment worth 180 tenge, but when using the transport card, it remains the same - 90 tenge.

In words of a press secretary of Astana LRT Nauat Azanbayeva under the new conditions, drivers lost the opportunity to make under-the-counter earning, to put some money in their pocket. In other words, those who did not work in the state of car fleets, and took buses to rent - to continue the work was not profitable.

It should be noted, previously from 100 tickets drivers realized just 50%.  Moreover, over the last week in Astana, the share of users of transport cards was 85%, which led to a decrease in cash, which means that the payment system becomes transparent.

Besides, the press secretary noted the company i working under this issue and making every effort to calm the situation.

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