BUS commuters in Lami and Naboro area can enjoy a new travel experience.
This after 10 new buses were launched by MetroBus Limited, the sister company of one of Fiji's pioneer bus operator, Shore Buses Limited.
Shore Buses Limited director Jasper Singh said MetroBus Limited was a new bus company that would supplement bus services to the Lami and Naboro areas that was serviced by Shore Buses.
LTA CEO Naisa Tuinaceva, while commissioning the 10 new buses, five for MetroBus and five for Shore Buses, said it was a further indication of the Singh's family's commitment in providing modern and reliable bus service.
"This investment of ten new buses alone cost more than one million dollars and is an indication of the Singh family's confidence in the Fiji economy," Mr Tuinaceva said.
Mr Singh said they had waited for this day because they had to design the bus in such a way that was suitable to the Fiji economy.
"I am happy that it has finally arrived and I guarantee the people of Lami that the buses have safety features and are also comfortable," he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Tuinaceva said he noticed so many bold and practical moves being undertaken by some prominent operators in the last two and half years, and even smaller operators in trying to establish and implement a generic service solution.
He said this was seen through the introduction of a new fleet, with additional and unique accessories and features that was persuasive enough to attract more new bus-travelling public.
"Government is aware of the massive contribution of the transportation sector towards the economy, especially the bus mode as a means of public transportation.
"When transport systems are efficient, they provide economic and social opportunities and benefits that result in positive multiplier effects such as better accessibility to markets, employment and additional investments."