Thursday, 30 April 2009

Operators face off over bus timetable

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Ambrose Wantaigwa, Tarime

A bad timetable of departure times for buses at the Tarime main bus stand has been cited as one of the causes of clashes between bus operators resulting from a scramble for passengers.

Owners of commuter buses plying the Sirari-Mwanza route do not follow a proper system. They have therefore been scouting for passengers haphazardly, and sometimes this ends up in a physical confrontation between them.

In some instances passengers have been caught in the middle of the fights, and in the process lose their belongings and sustain injuries.

Such an incident occurred yesterday at around 10a.m. when activities at the main stand had to halt for about 30 minutes.


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