City Group invests KD 2.5m to renew fleet with modern buses
56 new buses will be equipped with Euro III engines
City Group Company yesterday held an exclusive celebration to announce the renewal of Citybus fleet with buses equipped with Euro III engines.
Nabil Al-Jeraisy, Vice Chairman and CEO, confirmed in his address during the celebration, on the company’s commitment of implementing its strategy aiming at developing the services presented to clients in Kuwait.
Therefore, a decision of renewing 56 buses equipped with Euro III engines was taken with a cost amounting KD2.5million. These buses were put on trial during the last two years on Citybus’s route networks where positive results, including the noticeable reduction of the carbon emissions, were obtained. This step represents just the first phase of the future program of Citybus’s entire fleet development.
Al-Jeraisy added that these buses are modernized and eco-friendly as they help reduce the pollution. Also, they are equipped with the most advanced technological means in addition to the GPS devices providing accurate information to the control room, and this enhances the quality level of the services provided to the clients.
In addition, he indicated the company is committed to devote its efforts to provide high-level quality of services in an endeavor to push more road users to use the public transport means as this will lead to alleviate the traffic congestion and intensity on roads, and this means lower numbers of accidents and saving souls. We, in Citybus, are proud to achieve more than 60 million passenger journeys in this year on the board of our fleet buses. Al-Jeraisy directed his thanks to the Traffic General Department for their efforts to facilitate Citybus’s operations, and he highly appreciated the awareness contributions provided to Citybus drivers during the awareness sessions run by representatives of the Public Relations Department in the Traffic General Department.
The event was attended by Colonel Abdullah Ghazi Al-Mutairi, Director of Coordination and Follow-up Department (Acting Major General Fahd Salem Al-Shwea and Undersecretary Assistant for Traffic Affairs), Lt Col Khalid Abdullah Al-Adwani, Chairman of the Technical Office in the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Office, First lieutenant Abduallah AlSalman Bu-Hassan, and Corporal Hamad Badr Edan from the public relations and traffic awareness department. At the end, Al-Jeraisy invited the audience to a tour to view the new buses.