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Bus stand overhaul

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MAJOR plans are now in place to upgrade and develop bus stands around the country following the recent accident which claimed the life of a mother and her daughter at the Suva bus stand last week.

Development of the Sigatoka, Lautoka and Nadi bus stands is expected to take place soon once negotiations with respective stakeholders are finalised.

Sigatoka special administrator Jay Whyte said there were plans to relocate the current bus stand and this would take place in the next two months if all goes to plan.

"We have been planning to relocate the bus stand and hopefully will do so in the next two months," Mr Whyte said.

"We are just working on necessary approvals with the Fiji Roads Authority and other bodies before work begins. The main reason is for public safety as we have seen the tragic circumstances in Suva.

We also want to reduce congestion in town and increase pedestrian safety — there is already a footpath over there — it will be a good area for pedestrian movement."

Nadi Town Council special administrator Robin Ali said they hadn't drawn up any plans but a meeting with stakeholders this week would finalise everything.

"We have a meeting with bus operators from Nadi this week to discuss this issue before finally drawing up a plan for the upgrade.

"The accident in Suva last week was an eye-opener for us so maybe within one or two days time we will meet and look at possible solutions — there is a plan to have an upgrade at the bus stand."

Lautoka City Council CEO Jone Nakauvadra said the main upgrade at the moment was the market and they would focus on the bus stand upgrade once work was completed.

"Our main focus at the moment is the market which is the vendors' accommodation and development of open space — we're already discussing bus stand upgrade — we have been looking at pedestrians' safety and all that."








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