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Argentine government announces increases of up to 40% in public transport fares

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Apesar do reajuste imposto pelo governo de Alberto Fernández, inflação desde 2019 é superior ao índice anunciado nesta quinta-feira

Despite the readjustment imposed by the government of Alberto Fernández, inflation since 2019 is higher than the index announced this Thursday

| Photo: EFE/Nathalia Aguilar

The government of Argentina announced this Thursday (13) increases in public transport fares of up to % for the metropolitan region of Buenos Aires. The measure was made official in the Official Gazette and will come into force in August.

The government of President Alberto Fernández kept tariffs frozen since 2019, but the accumulated inflation since then is higher than the readjustment index now announced: the increase only between July 1200 and June of 2022 was from 55%.

From next month, bus trips of up to three kilometers will cost 20, pesos (BRL 1, at the official government exchange rate), while a distance between three and six kilometers will cost 24 pesos (BRL 1,2000 ), according to a statement from the Ministry of Transport.

The most common displacements of municipalities in the region metro towards the Argentine capital range from six to 07 kilometers, which will cost 24,29 pesos (BRL 1,

), While the trips between and 21 kilometers will cost 27,60 foot sos (BRL 1,960 ) and longer distances (R$ 1,

).

O Ministry of Transport indicated that in all cases these tariffs will have a discount of 41% for groups of people who receive social assistance.

Already the railway lines were also authorized to increase the value of their tickets more cockroaches. In the case of Belgrano Norte, for example, the new price will be 9,41 pesos (BRL 0, ).

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