Government to replenish ZUPCO fleet

by | May 21, 2021 | Business, Local News | 0 comments

Alex Samanyanga

Government is set to procure an additional 667 buses to enable Public Transport Provider ZUPCO to deliver more efficient service to all high density suburbs, Cabinet has confirmed.

The move is to help ease transport woes being experienced by the commuters especially from high density suburbs before and after working hours.

Speaking at a Post Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said the transport is situation is being treated with urgency.

“On enhanced public transport logistics, Cabinet resolved to support the urgent procurement or hire of an additional 667 buses to enable ZUPCO to provide a more efficient service to all high density suburbs.

ZUPCO is going to revive traditional bus routes, using designated bus stops, adhering to the stipulated bus time table, and improving the electronic payment system,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

“Furthermore, there will be repair of non-functioning traffic management signals, deployment of traffic management system at Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Command Centre; generation of number plates, smart transport solution with cameras will be rolled out in June, and implementation of the tracking system on ZUPCO franchise buses,” added Minister Mutsvangwa.

ZUPCO buses were re-introduced in 2019 by His Excellency President Mnangagwa to protect the public from unscrupulous public transport operators by providing modern, decent and digital transport system.