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Awareness teams to educate rural users

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

THE Land Transport Authority and Vodafone Fiji will dispatch awareness teams to rural areas to educate dwellers on how the e-ticketing system works.

Vodafone corporate affairs manager Shailendra Prasad said they would dispatch teams to create awareness among rural people of how e-ticketing worked.

"I believe people will find it easy once they are made aware of the system and how they can use it in their everyday travels," said Mr Prasad.

"We are aware of the rural communities dependent on bus transportation and there is a need for these teams to reach out in order to make them familiar with the new system that begins this Monday (yesterday) in the north," he said.

When enquired about whether it was too early to install such a system, Mr Prasad said the time was right and people needed to familiarise themselves with it. Mr Prasad said the chances of extending the e-ticket card $2 promotion would be reviewed in the north as registration proceeded.

LTA spokesman Alfred Wiliame confirmed they would dispatch teams to the rural areas soon.

"We will be working closely with provincial and district offices to ensure all rural areas are covered," he said.

"For the time being the north will undergo the dual system where monetary and the card system will be entertained by drivers due to the fact that rural areas are still to be covered in terms of registration," he said.





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