G/R: 150 additional Aayalolo buses to be deployed by end of 2019

Over one hundred and fifty abandoned Aayalolo buses at the Achimota bus terminal are expected to be deployed in the Greater Accra region by the close of this year.

This is according to the manager of the buses for the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE).

This follows the deployment of some fifteen buses on the Amasaman Tudu corridor after six months of staying out of business.

In an interview with Citi News, Director of Communication at GAPTE, Fred Chidi outlined the corridors the buses will be assigned to.

“We will be moving very soon to Adenta- Accra, Tema-Accra, Dawheya-Accra. All the buses we have will be deployed, so by the time we roll out all these plans by the close of the year all those buses that were sitting at the depot will be deployed on the corridor,” he said.

GAPTE managers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) resumed operations today, Yesterday[Monday], June 10, 2019.

The company has said it “will be running on a limited morning and evening peak service from Amasaman to Tudu, Ofankor to Tudu, Pokuase to Tudu and Achimota to Tudu.”

The Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE), managers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) known as Aayalolo will resume operations today, Monday, June 10, 2019.

The company has said it “will be running on a limited morning and evening peak service from Amasaman to Tudu, Ofankor to Tudu, Pokuase to Tudu and Achimota to Tudu.”

Somewhere around  2018, over 150 Aayalolo buses had been grounded at the Achimota Bus Terminal in Accra, while another 60 deployed to Kumasi for use were yet to start operations.

GAPTE reportedly applied for a bailout from the government to help it pay for the cost of fuel, salaries and other operational costs, but the Ministry of Transport turned down the request.

Patronage on a daily basis ranged between 9,000 and 10,000 on the Amasaman-Ofankor-Achimota-Accra Central Business District (CBD) corridor.

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