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Bus vandals a worry

Serafina Silaitoga
Friday, March 07, 2014

THE vandalism of buses has been a major challenge for bus operators.

This was made known at the LTA's outreach program with stakeholders.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said they were informed about how bus seats had been removed and vandalised.

"Some bus operators have come out publicly on the need to educate, encourage and empower members of the public to take ownership of buses that have been providing transportation every day to work and school.

"An outreach program organised by the Public Service Vehicle section of the LTA for bus operators in the Central Division heard that apart from other critical issues they face, an ongoing one is bus vandalism.

"According to the operators, the issue cannot be left unattended since they are obligated by law and as stipulated under their Road Route Licences that buses must be well kept and maintained at all times because it's for the public," he said.

He said despite notices put up in buses and pleas made, people continued to vandalise buses.

Fiji Bus Operators Association president Virendra Kewal could not be reached for comment.





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