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Route licence on hold

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TWO bus operators in the Western Division have had their road route licence suspended by the LTA.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said this bold move sent a strong message to all other bus operators.

"The three months suspension is to give the operator time to bring about desired changes to meet standards laid down and make improvements to their bus fleet and operations," he said.

"In the meantime, arrangements are being made for the nearest bus operators to service the routes that will be affected by the suspension."

Mr Sokia said public safety and the provision of adequate bus services was paramount and the LTA would not hesitate to make harsh but necessary decisions.

"LTA calls upon all bus operators to provide quality services for the routes they have been issued.

"The escalating complaints to LTA, the Transport Ministry and Prime Minister's office are of grave concern, especially when these deprive our schoolchildren of transport with regards to the bus fare assistance scheme by government."

Mr Sokia said all licence holders were reminded to provide consistent services and ensure their buses were in road worthy condition.

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