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FCTA to release 100 mega buses in April

The FCT Administration on Tuesday said it had purchased 100 new high capacity buses to augment the existing Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company buses plying the territory.

This was contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Sule.

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, in the statement, said the buses would arrive in the country in April.

It said the additional buses would help to expand the fleet of AUMTCO in the city and also improve service delivery in the FCT.

“These buses were ordered from China and production is expected to be completed by March,” it said.

It explained that AUMTCO currently deploys an average ridership of 60,000 passengers per day and 1.5 million per month at the maximum load point.

It added that cashless paper ticketing system was introduced on January 18 and the public seemed to accept the system, considering the level of compliance.

“We planned to migrate to e-ticketing in the next few months, as installation of the equipment on the buses has already commenced,” it said.

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