Kano to float Mass Transit Service amid face-off with Tricycle operators



By Mahmoud Ndagi,

state government said it  completed arrangement’s to float a Mass Transit with 200 buses in the metropolitan area,  as part of effort to create an integrated transport system for the emerging megacity.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba while reacting transport situation in a statement said Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje directed the engagement of private investors and the state Transport Authority (KASTA) for the immediate supply of 100 buses for the commencement of the phase of the programme before the end of the year.

He said the measure was aimed at lessening the suffering of commuters in the of a strong private transport system as well as check the excesses of tricycle operators whose reckless form of driving become a nuisance in traffic management and control.

Malam Garba pointed out that it was also part of the state government’s plan to reform the transport system and management of transport infrastructure to meet the demand of the teeming population.

The commissioner stated that in recognizing the need to improve the transport sector, the state government has  envisioned  a planning platform to address transport of the metropolis.

correspondent reports that the activities of tricycle riders have  taken a new dimension in , as its union has for than a week been locked in a face-off with  the state government over remittance of revenue.

Many tricycle riders operators told correspondent on condition of anonymity  that they cannot afford to pay a daily N100 fee  and still pay the owners of their vehicles.

This is happening as some officials and residents see the tricycle  operators as a growing menace.

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