Municipality vows to get buses up and running
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.