Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan has confirmed that an additional 300 buses will be added to the Public Transport Service Commission’s (PTSC) current fleet.
Sinanan was speaking at a media conference on Saturday, during a retreat for Ministry executives.
While he admitted that there were several improvements to be made to the PTSC’s services based on the need of the population, including access to many other areas, the additional buses should assist in expanding its routes.
“PTSC will not attract the travelling population, we recognise that…and there are several factors for that. PTSC does not have the fleet required right now to do the routes that the population requires.”
“The Government has taken a decision to fix that where we are going out for a tender to increase the fleet. PTSC told us that they need 550 buses, they have just about 265 right now,” he added.
While he noted that the buses alone may not meet the needs of the travelling population, Sinanan said that the PTSC’s general services too will have to be improved.
“PTSC service has to be a lot more efficient than it is. So they are actually right now on the verge of implementing a whole change in terms of how you’re accessing buses. They’re also using technology where you can track the buses and so.”
Sinanan added there are also instances where the PTSC’s customer services must be improved as well.
“Even the bus stations have to be more welcoming to the population.”
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