Mu­nic­i­pal­ity vows to get buses up and run­ning

The Mercury - - METRO -

THE eTHEKWINI Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has apol­o­gised to com­muters in­con­ve­nienced by the in­ter­rup­tion of bus ser­vices run by pri­vate op­er­a­tor Tansnat, on con­tract within the metro.

City man­ager Sipho Nzuza said yes­ter­day that he would be briefed by Tansnat man­age­ment and ur­gently map a way for­ward. “As a mat­ter of ur­gency, I am de­mand­ing an­swers from the man­age­ment. Un­der no cir­cum­stances shall we fold our arms and not in­ter­vene to mit­i­gate the in­con­ve­nience that has been caused by this state of af­fairs to our peo­ple.

“We have chil­dren who are busy with ex­ams and they rely on th­ese buses to be fer­ried to schools.

“There are also pen­sion­ers who, with their mea­gre in­come, buy coupons to take buses to var­i­ous des­ti­na­tions such as hos­pi­tals, doc­tors and so forth. If this ser­vice is not avail­able, they are com­pelled to fork out money to catch taxis. If they do not have it, they miss their ap­point­ments.

“We will work around the clock to en­sure the sit­u­a­tion re­turns to nor­mal quickly,” said Nzuza.

He urged com­muters to make al­ter­na­tive travel ar­range­ments un­til fur­ther no­tice.

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