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LTA grounds bus fleet

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, June 05, 2014

NINETEEN buses belonging to an operator in Ba have been grounded by the Land Transport Authority.

Empire Bus Services director Arjit Singh said the company was issued with a three-month suspension notice last Friday, effective Monday June 2.

"They had inspected our buses last week and they did not even issue us a defective notice or tell us that there was something wrong with the buses to justify why they have to give us a suspension notice," he said.

"Despite that, we still had to run our buses on Monday because we had so many complaints from those living in areas we service.

"After we did that, LTA officers came around again and warned us not to send out our buses.

They told us our drivers would be fined $200 each if we went out again."

He said about 34 employees from the company were out of work because of the suspension.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said they would respond to the issue today.





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