Fiji Time: 2:11 PM on Monday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








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 0.63520.6162
JPY 50.164947.1649
GBP 0.36110.3531
EUR 0.44150.4295
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.65900.6340
USD 0.48880.4718

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tui Wailevu passes on
  2. Police probe body parts find
  3. NFP disquiet over State stance
  4. Steadfast
  5. Official: No division within SODELPA
  6. VKB entries 'clear'
  7. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple
  8. Drug-free athletes
  9. Gravel extraction worry
  10. Drug suspect held in police custody

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  3. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  5. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  6. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  7. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)