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Call to fix roads, bridge

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, January 18, 2013

WITH only a few days left before the new school year begins, a Lautoka bus company is concerned at the condition of roads within the Sugar City.

Pacific Transport Limited's West manager Jaswant Kumar said infrastructure on some of the routes that the company services need urgent attention.

"We service areas like Wairebetia, Saru, Tawatawa, Vuda Back Rd and Navula and the roads there are very bad," he said.

Mr Kumar said a route in Vaivai was also causing problems for drivers and passengers.

"There's a bridge there that is always flooded during heavy rain and when this happens, the passengers have to get off and cross the flooded bridge on foot because the buses are unable to cross it," he said.

"School children will need our buses very soon and they are the ones who will be affected the most by this, so we are urging the authorities to fix these roads and the bridge."

Fiji Roads Authority manager change Mike Rudge said they would look into Pacific Transport's concerns.

"We will have a talk with them and I can assure you that it will be one of our main priorities," he said.


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