The rising cost of gasoline and the general increase in the cost of living are forcing speedboat operators who ply the Georgetown /Vreed-en-Hoop route to call for an increase in fares.The operators yesterday told Kaieteur News that they are seeking permission for the fare to be raised from $80 to $100.To this end, a petition in the form of a letter was made by the Speedboat Association,China NFL Jerseys
, and the response to this request is expected today.The speedboat operators expressed optimism that the increase will be granted, since they say the fare has not been raised recently, despite the continuing increase in the price of gasoline.Added to this, the speedboat operators say,Wholesale China Jerseys
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, which causes more gasoline to be used when crossing the river.Speedboat operators say that the increase, if approved, will be enforced one week after approval is granted.Speedboat operators are of the opinion that passengers will not oppose the hike, as they (passengers) come prepared to pay $100.Some even noted that many passengers do not collect the $20 change, and some usually give the change to the organizations collecting donations or to the beggars who congregate in the area.Meanwhile, it has become a trend among the operators to increase the fare on Sundays and holidays. Speedboat operators attribute this to the fact that business is much slower then usual on these days. “Most passengers do not seem to mind the $20 increase on these days,” one operator said.They,Cheap Soccer Jerseys
, however, did not specify whether the holiday increase will remain in effect if the approval for the hike in fares is granted.