KBL (Kadar Buksh Limited) is the first bus company in the Western Division to use the e-ticketing fare collection.
The company launched the service last Sunday and have commended the government and LTA for introducing such measures that will curb pilferage and increase accountability.
KBL has been in operation for more than 50 years and in September of 2006, the company was purchased by Nisar Ali Shah who is, at present, the Executive Chairman of the company. He is assisted by his son Tasdiq Ali Shah who holds the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Nisar Ali Shah has been working in the tourism and transport business in Fiji for more than 30 years. Bringing with him a wealth of experience Mr Shah spent the first few months restructuring the business by having staff and drivers reviewed and assessed and then ensured that they undergo training programs.
The vehicles were all put through extensive servicing and refurbishment and the safety standards were reviewed with all vehicles fitted with safety system compliant with LTA standards
KBL provide services for all transporting needs and even handles cruise ship tours.
Bus services simply takes off to another level with the professionalism and uniformity within the company since it changed ownership in 2006.
KBL also provided bus services at the Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands last year. Such an achievement speaks volumes about the quality of service they provide.
All buses in the company's fleet are equipped with GPS tracking system and is continuously monitored.
The KBL fleet comprises of 32 buses in total, with seating capacity ranging from 20 to 71 passengers.
Most recently acquired are five locally built Dreamliner coaches and three fully airconditioned Toyota Coasters.
KBL employs 103 staff including drivers, conductors or passenger control officer, mechanics and maintenance as well as office administration staff.
It is a requirement of KBL that all drivers be fully versed in the English language.
The drivers are courteous and will assist whenever required. All employees are required to wear full uniforms while they are working.
KBL takes pride in the service it provides and looks forward to assisting in successfully implementing e-ticketing in the Western Division.