Saturday, April 19, 2014

Abuja administration buys 200 mass transit buses

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has purchased 200 urban mass transit buses to reduce the transportation challenges faced by residents.

The Head, Marketing and Communication, Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company Limited, Tunde Akintola, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the FCTA was committed to promoting an effective transportation system in the city and creating employment opportunities for youths.

He added that it had employed and trained 400 medically-fit drivers, adding that there were plans to employ 300 additional drivers before the end of September.

According to him, the company currently has 300 old and new buses plying all routes in the FCT, adding that 100 buses would arrive in the country before the end of the year.

“For now, we have enough vehicles to satisfy the needs of our commuters at a lower rate from different destinations and the issue of fuel scarcity is not our problem,” he said.

He said the company had teams that monitor the bus drivers against reckless driving and to ensure accountability.

Mr. Akintola said that the company had also established a unit to receive complaints and enquiries on the use of the buses.

He called on the Federal Government to give maximum financial support to the company for effective delivery of service to the residents.

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