PUB­LIC BUSES GO ON MORE ROUNDS FOR STU­DENTS

The UB Post - - DOMESTIC - By B.DULGUUN O.Enkhbat

The Na­tional Auto Trans­porta­tion Cen­ter (NATC) has in­creased the fre­quency of pub­lic bus ser­vice to fa­cil­i­tate in­creased stu­dent pas­sen­gers. The num­ber of peo­ple, es­pe­cially stu­dents, trav­el­ing to Ulaan­baatar from re­mote com­mu­ni­ties spike at the start of new school year, along with oc­cur­rences of crimes and traf­fic ac­ci­dents. To meet in­creased pas­sen­ger de­mands and pre­vent ac­ci­dents, NATC and the Traf­fic Po­lice Depart­ment have launched the an­nual Stu­dent Trans­port program.

While NATC in­creases bus op­er­a­tions, the Traf­fic Po­lice Depart­ment is height­en­ing se­cu­rity and sur­veil­lance.

NATC se­nior spe­cial­ist O.Enkhbat gave a brief in­ter­view about the Stu­dent Trans­port program.

How are you reg­u­lat­ing the in­creased num­ber of trav­el­ers to­wards the cap­i­tal?

The num­ber of pas­sen­gers head­ing to Ulaan­baatar from ru­ral set­tle­ments in­creases ev­ery year be­fore the start of a new school year. NATC in­creases the num­ber of buses and their intercity ser­vices to en­hance ac­ces­si­bil­ity and im­prove pub­lic trans­porta­tion ser­vices.

This year, we’re car­ry­ing out the sec­ond edition of the Stu­dent Trans­port program, and have in­creased the fre­quency of bus ser­vices to meet ad­di­tional de­mand. So far, we have sent pub­lic buses on 1,009 ad­di­tional rounds.

We’re con­stantly mon­i­tor­ing op­er­a­tions with as­sis­tance from pro­vin­cial traf­fic po­lice de­part­ments through the Stu­dent Trans­port program. Po­lice of­fi­cers from 21 prov­inces and ve­hi­cle safety in­spec­tors have been sta­tioned at posts all over the coun­try. They’re also mak­ing rounds along the four main routes in Ulaan­baatar.

More and more ve­hi­cles are en­ter­ing the city. Are they be­ing in­spected?

A gen­eral ve­hi­cle in­spec­tion is un­der­way for pub­lic trans­porta­tion ser­vices from Au­gust 15 to September 15 to pre­vent traf­fic ac­ci­dents and en­sure the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Law on State Su­per­vi­sion, ve­hi­cle re­lated leg­is­la­tions, Law on Con­flicts, and traf­fic reg­u­la­tions, pro­ce­dures and stan­dards.

Through in­spec­tions, the po­lice are check­ing li­censes of pub­lic trans­porta­tion driv­ers and tick­ets of pas­sen­gers and elim­i­nat­ing all vi­o­la­tions found.

It’s said that smug­gled and pri­vate ve­hi­cles start to pro­vide taxi and pas­sen­ger trans­port ser­vices with­out au­tho­riza­tion. Is it pos­si­ble to con­trol this is­sue?

I ad­vise ev­ery­one to think about the well­be­ing and safety of their beloved ones and use per­mit­ted pub­lic trans­porta­tion ser­vices that have un­der­gone tech­ni­cal in­spec­tions and di­ag­nos­tics, and those that are in­sured and have GPS. I urge pri­vate ser­vice providers not to ex­ceed the speed limit when trans­port­ing pas­sen­gers and en­sure the safety of your ve­hi­cle be­fore par­tic­i­pat­ing in traf­fic move­ment.

Po­lice of­fi­cer in­spects bus driver en route to Dornod Prov­ince

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