Durban - GO! DURBAN, eThekwini’s integrated public transport network that will provide a flexible, safe, cost effective and seamless transport experience is a step closer to implementation phase. The project is expected to go live in September within the C3 corridors.
The good news was revealed by the Head of eThekwini Transport Authority, Thami Manyathi and his team, when they presented the operational readiness of the project to the Human Settlements and Infrastructure as well as the Economic Development and Planning committees earlier this week.
He said approximately 10 stations are ready.
"Twenty-two standard buses are available with 38 drivers employed to start ferrying residents from Bridge City, in KwaMashu to Pinetown from 4am to 9pm within the C3 corridor. The service will be available every six minutes in peak and every 15 minutes off-peak,” said Manyathi.
He added that the purchase of 50 midibuses is underway and the first tranche will be delivered by mid-2020 to increase the buses from 22 to 33. “In line with the City’s radical economic transformation framework, within this bus tender, a specification was included that the winning contractor trains diesel mechanic artisans so that the fleet will be maintained by people in the City.”