Road Transport (Omnibus Fares) Regulations

Road Transport Act

Road Transport (Omnibus Fares) Regulations

Statutory Instrument 29 of 1994

  • Commenced on 1 January 1995
  • [This is the version of this document at 1 August 2016.]
[SI 29 of 1994; 92 of 1994; 80 of 1997; 8 of 2008; 45 of 2009]

1. Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Road Transport (Omnibus Fares) Regulations.

2. Interpretation

(1)In these Regulations—day-time service” means daily scheduled service other than night-time service;journey” means a single journey in an omnibus;night-time service” means daily scheduled service starting from 8 p.m and ending at 11 p.m on the same day;omnibus” means a public omnibus in terms of section 2 of the Act;pensioner” means a person who is of or above the retirement age under the Social Security Act;scale of fares” means the scales of fares referred to in regulation 3;scheduled service” means day-time service or night-time service;school” means a school established or registered under the Education Act and includes the National Youth Service established under the National Youth Service Act and the Seychelles Polytechnic.
(2)Where a journey extends over two daily scheduled services, the time when the journey begins shall determine whether the fare for the day time service or that for the night service shall apply.

3. Scale of fares

(1)The fares chargeable for each passenger carried in an omnibus shall be as set out in the scale of fares in the Schedule.
(2)The scale of fares shall be displayed on an omnibus used to carry passengers and shall be clearly visible to and readily legible by a passenger travelling on the omnibus.
(3)An owner, driver or conductor of an omnibus shall not charge a passenger travelling on the omnibus a fare exceeding the appropriate fare set out in the scale of fares.
(4)A person who contravenes this regulation is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of R. 1,000 and to imprisonment for two years.

4. Free travel for pensioners

From and after 1st January 1998, a pensioner, carrying a document of identification approved by the Ministry of Tourism and Transport, shall be permitted to travel free of charge on the Scheduled Services referred to in Part A of the Schedule.[regulation 4 inserted by regulation 2(a) of SI 80 of 1997 w.e.f. 12 January 1997][Note: regulation 4 above was inserted as regulation 6 by SI 80 of 1997; the numbering was corrected in the 2000 Ed.]


Scales of fares

Part A – Scheduled services

Day-time services
1. The fares for each journey per passenger, other than a student in uniform travelling to or from the school
[Amended by regulation 2(a) of SI 45 of 2009 w.e.f. 1 January 2009]
2. The fare for each journey per student in uniform travelling to or from the school R2.00
Night-time services
[Amended by regulation 2(b) of SI 80 of 1997 w.e.f. 12 January 1997]
The fare for each journey per passenger
[Amended by regulation 2(b) of SI 45 of 2009 w.e.f. 1 January 2009]

Part B – Contract services

Rates fixed by the Parties to the Contract.[Schedule Part B amended by regulation 2 of SI 8 of 2008 w.e.f. 1 January 2008]
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History of this document

01 January 1995