The transport minister was pleased the bus service addressed the earlier considerations and formed up in complying with social distancing contained in the buses.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula went again to asses Rea Vaya bus depots in Johannesburg after his inspection final week didn’t go as easily as hoped.
The minister advised Rea Vaya administration to pull up their socks by way of sustaining essential social distancing measures, in addition to imposing stricter well being measures for passengers utilizing the bus service.
On Thursday morning, Mbalula was joined by Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo, MEC for Gauteng public transport and roads infrastructure (GPDRT) Jacob Mamabolo at Rea Vaya Dobsonville depot to examine compliance of Covid-19 regulations.
The transport minister inspected the depot as staff from Rea Vaya demonstrated how they sanitise their buses from 3am each morning.
“In monitoring compliance and adherence to regulations this morning, Rea Vaya is once more demonstrating its measures put in place to shield commuters. Their buses are sanitised commonly to fight Covid-19.”
CLEAN AND SAFE TRANSPORT
In monitoring compliance and adherence to regulations, this morning Rea Vaya is once more demonstrating its measures put in place to shield commuters.
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) May 21, 2020
He was pleased that the bus service addressed the earlier considerations and formed up in complying with social distancing contained in the buses, as some seats are actually clearly marked with no sitting indicators, adhering to the capability restrict as per the regulations.
There have been challenges final time with regard to social distance contained in the busses however now they’re clearly marked and adhering to the capability restrict as per the regulations #StayHomeSA #CoronaVirusSA @MbalulaFikile @CityPowerJhb @GPDRT_ @GovernmentZA @GeoffMakhubo @JacobMamaboloSA pic.twitter.com/EWhUu1CnuF
— Department of Transport (@Dotransport) May 21, 2020
Mbalula stated their observe up was additionally due to the complaints they have been receiving from residents utilizing Rea Vaya in Johannesburg, who stated the bus service was not following social distancing regulations.
“After our analysis [last week], we met with administration, the mayor, the MEC they usually agreed instantly to handle the actual challenges raised. Indeed they’ve addressed this, now there’s social distancing within the buses and we’re pleased that there’s now compliance.”
(Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele)
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