Qatar’s West Bay bus service will no longer be for free

Passengers will soon have to pay to ride Qatar’s shuttle bus through Dafna/West Bay, after the service’s contract was renewed for another year by the government.

Starting April 1, riders will be charged an unspecified “fair price” for the commuter and tourist service, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication said in a statement.

The two-year-old shuttle rides are rarely used by people in the area, despite a parking crunch, due to time constraints, many have said.

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To tackle this issue, the two routes that currently wind through the office towers in Qatar’s central business district will be consolidated into one.