By: Kebba AF Touray
The Gambia Transport Service Company dubbed GTSC has on Wednesday unveiled additional fleet of buses, to alleviate the transport challenges confronting commuters.
Acting General Manager of GTSC, Ba Lamin Darboe, informed journalists that the additional buses are intended to align with the growing number of commuting students, enhancing punctuality and safety through standardized transportation services.
He pointed out that it is anticipated that the initiative will lead to equal education opportunities, reduced daily commuting difficulties for students, fewer road accidents involving pupils, and decreased stress and travel time.
He said that the company has also extended its service to other parts of the country, in its drive to provide effective and efficient services to their customers.
He said “The strategic move aims to revitalize and enhance the company’s services by reinstating previously canceled routes due to limited fleet capacity. The fleet expansion gave birth to new services and they include Kanifing-Koina, Bambally-Lamin Koto via Farafenni, Kaur-Kanifing via Farafenni, Sami Pachonchi-Barra, Kunting-Barra, Diabugu-Basse, Sutukung-Kanifing, and Mankamang Kunda-Kanifing,”
He reiterated that the company has been playing a significant role in protecting the Gambia’s economic sovereignty and the government’s primary objective of establishing an efficient and effective transportation system both within and beyond the Gambian borders.
The Marketing Manager of GTSC, Momodou Lamin Fatty, said the company expressed the pride of the GTSC with the new fleet, as he disclosed the herald of a new dawn of transportation excellence, which forms part of their many innovative services designed to elevate the travel experience of our esteemed partners”.
Readers could recall that GTSC sometime this year added 70 new buses to its fleet. This acquisition has allowed the company to augment its school transportation services by deploying seven new buses to convey students to and from school at a beaten-down rate of D5 per student.