Shore Buses In­vests $1 Mil­lion In Five New Buses

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Duty re­duc­tions for im­ported buses have led to Shore Buses Lim­ited in­vest­ing in five new buses worth $1 mil­lion from Lak­sana, a com­pany based in In­done­sia. Speak­ing at the launch­ing of the new buses, Aman Singh, the Op­er­a­tions man­ager of Shore Buses Lim­ited said they were happy to in­vest in this sec­tor.

“We fi­nally de­cided to take ad­van­tage of Govern­ment’s as­sis­tance to the bus in­dus­try by way of re­duc­tion of duty for the im­por­ta­tion of buses,” he said. “Now the five buses have ar­rived, we are wait­ing for them to be in­tro­duced to the pub­lic of Lami.” Mr Singh also said the new buses would def­i­nitely im­prove bus ser­vice to the routes they cover. “Th­ese buses will have a ma­jor im­pact in our com­pany and also will pro­vide bet­ter and ef­fi­cient ser­vice to the com­mu­nity of Lami.” Land Trans­port Au­thor­ity board chair­man, Vi­jay Ma­haraj, added he was happy with the in­clu­sion of more buses by Shore Buses as they met the re­quire­ments set by LTA.

“LTA is ac­tively in­volved with the coun­try’s bus com­pa­nies in set­ting stan­dards in op­er­a­tions and equip­ment and a key to this is its Qual­ity As­sur­ance Man­age­ment Sys­tem, QAM,” Mr Ma­haraj said. “I am happy to say that Shore Buses has been awarded the Qual­ity As­sur­ance Man­age­ment Award by LTA which is an out­stand­ing achieve­ment.” Each new bus has a seat­ing ca­pac­ity of 61 pas­sen­gers. Shore Buses mainly cov­ers three main routes around Suva: Suva -De­lainavesi-Nadunumai, Suva-Lami-Wailekutu and Suva-Veis­ari-Naboro.

Photo: KATHRIN KR­ISHNA.

Land Trans­port Au­thor­ity board chair­man, Vi­jay Ma­haraj dur­ing the launch of the buses in Lami yes­ter­day.

Photo: KATHRIN KR­ISHNA.

Aman Singh, the op­er­a­tions man­ager of Shore Buses Lim­ited.

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