Fiji Time: 7:03 AM on Monday 21 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63320.6142
JPY 55.309152.3091
GBP 0.38640.3784
EUR 0.42580.4138
NZD 0.69220.6592
AUD 0.63630.6113
USD 0.50100.4840

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A farmer becomes King
  2. Fatal Nadi accident
  3. Queen of hearts
  4. The heron has landed
  5. Korovulavula takes Miss Charity crown
  6. PC121 tragedy: Part 3 - The trauma lives on
  7. Methodist Church to elect new leader
  8. Girl, 7, dies in accident
  9. Busy day for stall owners
  10. 'Dunn deal' for Anne

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian dies in crash after fleeing crime scene Tuesday (15 Aug)
  2. Man 'run over' by car Tuesday (15 Aug)
  3. Hope in the darkest hour Thursday (17 Aug)
  4. A farmer becomes King Sunday (20 Aug)
  5. The leaping point Monday (14 Aug)
  6. Man stabs duo Wednesday (16 Aug)
  7. Mysterious calls after the murder Tuesday (15 Aug)
  8. Nawai stops Tabuarua in the first round Monday (14 Aug)
  9. Retirement age, salary on agenda Wednesday (16 Aug)
  10. Surprise hailstorm Thursday (17 Aug)