By Leeroy Mukotekwa
Fuel queues have resurfaced in Kwekwe in recent weeks with some pumps in central Kwekwe running dry and at service stations were fuel is available they have hiked prices.
The motoring public The Midlands Observer can report must brace for tougher times as commuter operators have hiked their fares while the traffic volume has considerably registered a slump.
“For the past few weeks fuel prices have gone up and the few stations who still have some in their reservoir’s have turned to hard cash. Rockdox Service Station is the only station with petrol and they are demanding US dollars whilst diesel prices have hiked from $1.30 to $1.70,” this publication has established.
Commuter fares have hiked for commuter omnibus plying Redcliff routes.
“Redcliff route have gone up from $0.50 to $0.75 with Torwood commuters threatening to hike prices from $1.00 to $1.50 because of the acute shortages of petrol and shortages of diesel,” said one disgruntled Redcliff resident.
This week there was low traffic jam as most omnibus seized their operations due to the hikes citing that they are running into loses.
“The bays are empty fuel prices have hiked and at the same time the council needs its trip subscription with this situation we are forced to seize operations,”said a concerned rank Marshall who spoke on anonymity condition.