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Public transport in the capital reinforced with 45 articulated buses

Public transport in the capital will be reinforced: this Monday, the Ministry of Transport will deliver 45 new articulated buses to the Provincial Government of Luanda (GPL).

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The vehicles, which belong to a batch of 92 buses, are capable of carrying a total of 108 passengers. According to TPA, buses are also equipped with access tools for people with disabilities.

The vehicle delivery ceremony, taking place at Kilamba's Centrality, will be attended by the governor of Luanda, Ana Paula de Carvalho, who, according to TPA, will receive the vehicles.

With this reinforcement, passengers say they are hopeful that the weak supply, which causes several constraints in the daily lives of Luanda residents, will be overcome.

This is the case of Teresa Pinheiro, a civil servant, who says that people push each other and are crowded together, and the offer of buses needs to be expanded: "People are pushing each other, all piled up, there really must be many buses".

In turn, Fernando Baltazar, speaking to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA), said he is happy with the fact that the new buses will simplify access for people in wheelchairs.

It should be remembered that in August this year, the province of Luanda benefited from 71 new buses. "We have more buses that will come into operation, we have 90 articulated buses. After many years of absence, we will have articulated buses circulating in Luanda and we think that this will have a very big impact on the transport of people and on alleviating all pressures at the level of public transport queues and throughout 2022 we will continue to expand our fleet. We are counting on reaching 900 buses in Luanda in 2022", said the Transport minister at the time.

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