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Dangerous place for passengers

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THE Labasa bus stand is a dangerous place for pedestrians, says FRA chief executive officer Neil Cook.

During a recent interview in Labasa, Mr Cook said the bus stand needed reconstruction and they were currently undertaking pavement works there.

"I think someone should be looking at the bus stand condition and think about having wardens in there, including marshals or something like what they have in Suva," he said.

"Bus drivers are very careless when handling their buses in the stand, especially when school children are around.

"The current condition of the stand needs rebuilding and that is part of our project this year, but the stand itself is small and congested and needs an extension."

Mr Cook said extending the stand at its current location was not a good idea because the site was too congested.

"Labasa Town Council has a proposal for relocating the Labasa bus stand to the other side of the river.

"That is not an FRA project.

"We are taking an active role in remedial works throughout the bus stand as it is now."








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