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Petrol prices, transport fare in Kuwait go up effective September 01, 2016

Following the Cabinet price hike on petrol products late last month here in Kuwait, effective today, September 01, the price of low octane petrol will increase from 60 fils per liter to 85 fils, while high grade petrol will cost 105 fils from the old price 65 fils and environmentally friendly low-emission “ultra” petrol that used to cost 95 fils will be 165 fils per liter.

However, government officials reassured the public that prices of basic commodities and service will not be increased. Premier and Interior Minister  Sheikh Mohammad Al – Khalid Al – Sabah also issued yesterday the ministerial decisions on new fare for taxis and public transport based on the distance travelled.

September 01.2016 - price hike for petrol and public transport fare in Kuwait. (paulmcnamara)
September 01, 2016 – price hike for petrol and public transport fare in Kuwait. (paulmcnamara)

Please be guided about the new ministerial decisions:

Article 1

Article 1, 2 of ministerial decree 173/1982 shall be amended as follows:

Article 1

The tariff for taxis will be as follows:
First: Private taxis
1- Start of the service (when boarding the cab) will be KD 0.500
2- 150 fils per kilometer
3- 50 fils per waiting minute.

In case of a breakdown during the service that causes the car to stop, no waiting period will be calculated, only the traveled distance.
Second: Airport taxi tariffs of both types (airport limousine/airport taxi) as per the following table:

No. 1
Area: Sabhan, Magwa, Farwaniya, Jleeb, Rehab, Ishbeliya, Ardiya, Rabiya, Rai, Omariya, Khaitan, Siddeeq, Salam, Hitteen, Shuhada, Zahra, Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber, Surra, Qurtuba, Yarmouk
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 5; (5 passengers) KD 7, (7 passengers) KD 8. Stretch limo – KD 13.

No. 2
Area: Khaldiya, Adailiya, Faiha, Kaifan, Shamiya, Kuwait City, Residential Shuwaikh, Industrial Shuwaikh, Riggae, Andalus, Granada, Sulaibkhat, Abdullah Al-Salem
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 6; (5 passengers) KD 8, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 3
Area: Hawally, Nugra, Maidan Hawally, Shaab, Salmiya, Rawda, Qadsiya, Nuzha, Daiya, Bneid Al-Gar, Mansouriya, Jabriya
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 6; (5 passengers) KD 8, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 4
Area: Rumaithiya, Salwa, Messila, Bayan, Mishref, Mubarak Al-Abdullah
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 6; (5 passengers) KD 8, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 5
Area: Firdous, Sulaibiya, Sabah Al-Nasser, West Abdullah Mubarak, Abdullah Mubarak
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 7; (5 passengers) KD 10, (7 passengers) KD 13. Stretch limo – KD 18

No. 6
Area: Dhahr, Qurain, Adan, Qusoor, Jaber Al-Ali, Funaitees, Fintas, Hadiya, Reqqa, Fahd Al-Ahmad
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 7; (5 passengers) KD 10, (7 passengers) KD 18. Stretch limo – KD 22

No. 7
Area: Manqaf, Sabahiya, Fahaheel, Ahmadi, Shuaiba, Sabah Al-Ahmad, Ali Sabah Al-Salem
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 7; (5 passengers) KD 13, (7 passengers) KD 18. Stretch limo – KD 22

No. 8
Area: Jahra, Mutlaa, Doha Port, Entertainment City, Jaber Al-Ahmad, Saad Al-Abdullah, Qairawan, Nahda, Mutlaa, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port, West Sulaibkhat
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 12; (5 passengers) KD 18, (7 passengers) KD 22. Stretch limo – KD 27

No. 9
Area: Zour , Khairan, Marine Sabah Al-Ahmad
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 17; (5 passengers) KD 22, (7 passengers) KD 27. Stretch limo – KD 32

No. 10
Area: Abdaly, Salmy, Nuwaiseeb, Wafra, Subbiya
Type of car: Saloon (4 passengers) KD 21; (5 passengers) KD 27, (7 passengers) KD 32. Stretch limo – KD 35

Article 2

Public transport tariffs will be as follows per passenger:
* Within the old walls: 150 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential areas within the limits of Third Ring Road and vice versa: 200 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential and industrial areas within Fourth Ring Road or vice versa: 250 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential and industrial areas within Fifth Ring Road or vice versa: 300 fils
* From Kuwait City to residential and remote areas within Sixth Ring Road and vice versa: 350 fils
* From Kuwait City to Ahmadi and Fahaheel or vice versa: 600 fils.
* From Kuwait City to Fintas or vice versa: 500 fils.
* From Kuwait City to Jahra or vice versa: 600 fils
* From Kuwait City to Abdaly, Salmy and Nuwaiseeb or vice versa: KD 2.500

Article 2
Article 1 of the ministerial decision 2029/2001 with regards to call taxi meters shall be amended as follows:
Article 1
First: Start of service (when boarding the cab) is calculated at 600 fils.
Second: During the service:
1- 200 fils per kilometer.
2- 70 fils per waiting minute.

In case of a sudden breakdown during the service that causes the car to stop, the waiting period is not calculated, and only the traveled distance will be calculated.

Article 3

Article 5 of ministerial decision 182/ 2004 with regards to setting roaming taxi meters will be amended to become as follows:
First: Start of service (when boarding the cab) is calculated at 350 fils.
Second: During the service:
1- 125 fils per kilometer.
2- 40 fils per waiting minute.

In case of a sudden breakdown during the service that causes the car to stop, the waiting period is not calculated, and only the traveled distance will be calculated.

Source: Kuwait Times by Shakir Reshamwala

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