Regional News of Friday, 23 September 2016
Beginning from Monday, September 26 to 30, 2016, the general public will enjoy free transport services from the newly introduced ‘Ayaalolo’ buses, a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service introduced by the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE).
The free service which will solely be in Accra will see one of the four routes demarcated for the Ayaalolo service – Amasaman through Achimota to Circle and to the Central Business District at Tudu being piloted before extending to the other routes after proving to be efficient and reliable.
Marketing and Communications Manager of GAPTE, Roland Bruce told Kasapafmonline.com in an interview that the “free ride is to help make commuters get used to the bus, how to use the bus and what to benefit from the bus”.
He added “we also will use the free ride to feedback from the public in order to enhance the operations of the Ayaalolo service”.
Immediately after the free ride, GAPTE would begin full operations with 28 buses which would later be scaled up to 245 when all the four corridors are activated.
Mallam, Kaneshie to the Central Business District (CBD) in Accra, Adenta through 37 to the National Theatre to CBD, and the Beach Road from Ashiaman, Teshie, Labadi through to CBD are the other four corridors the Ayaalolo buses would be running on.
The Scania buses are disability friendly with Wi Fi systems. The scheduled buses are also fully automated, especially, with regards to fare collection.