Govt has procured 495 buses for Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Company and the Inter-City STC (ISTC) to improve public mass transport in the country.

Two hundred of the buses, out of which 116 have been delivered to MMT are currently deployed for inter-city operations in Accra and other regions.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Mrs Joyce Bawa Mogtari, who announced this at the opening session of the Transport Sector Development Partners conference at Akosombo Hotel in the Eastern Region, explained that the decision to inject more buses was aimed at addressing congestion in the urban areas.

Mrs Mogtari further announced that similarly 245 of the buses out of which 69 had been delivered, would be used for the newly introduced bus rapid transit system along the Amasaman-Accra route on a pilot basis to improve travel time within the city.

She said 50 intercity buses were expected by the end of the month for the ISTC to augment its fleet.

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