By A Correspondent| Government has succumbed to pressure from urban residents who are enduring long hours at bus termini waiting for buses and has since announced that 1000 new buses on the way.
According to ZUPCO, the new buses are already in Durban South Africa with drivers already dispatched to bring them to the capital Harare ahead of disbursement to other cities and towns.
ZUPCO said 400 of the buses will be immediately deployed to service routes in Harare, while 200 will be dispatched to Bulawayo, with the rest being shared equally among the smaller cities and towns.
Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo told The Sunday Mail that a mass transport masterplan was also in the works.
“We are going to receive 1000 buses this coming week,” said Minister Moyo.
“We are not sure of the exact date they will be in the country but they are already in Durban and we have dispatched our drivers to get them at Beitbridge border post.
“We are also coming up with a transport masterplan which will be implemented very soon.”