According to a press release cited by Angop, when issuing passes, students will pay 2,500 kwanzas, which will give them access to the 'GiraMais' card, as well as 2,000 kwanzas to activate the student social pass. In this way, they will be able to enjoy the benefits provided by the State, said Mário Nsingui, president of the Executive Board of ENBI.
According to the official, each student will have 60 free trips on public transport, with the access criteria and other rules being published shortly in a joint decree between the Ministries of Transport and Finance.
The objective is to cover all students from public and public-private schools, aged between six and 15 years and who attend the years from the first to the ninth grade.
Taking into account data collected in schools, more than 5000 students from the municipalities of Cacuaco are in the registration phase, estimating that a total of 560 thousand students regularly use public transport in the capital.
ENBI requested support from LPG for the implementation of exclusive lanes for public transport, as a way of allowing greater fluidity for buses, reducing travel times and reducing operating costs for companies.
As priorities for implementing the project, he pointed out Avenidas Deolinda Rodrigues, Pedro de Castro Vandunem Loy and Fidel de Castro.
Currently, Luanda has about 450 buses in circulation, transporting more than 500 thousand passengers daily through nine concession companies.