Mauritius Public Transport to Gain Hybrid Buses


One of Mauritius’ charms it its individually painted public transport buses despite their age. Many sporting their own unique mural or theme. However the introduction new hybrid buses will be beneficial for the environment and indeed for comfort.

The hybrid buses will soon be part of the fleet of the National Transport Corporation (CNT). This was announced by the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Nando Bodha in the Parliament, Tuesday 22 November. He answered a question from MSM MP Sudesh Rughoobur on the financial situation of the transport company.

To a question of the opposition on the pollution caused by the buses of the CNT, Nando Bodha recalled that the solution will come from the electric buses. But to clarify that the government will acquire hybrid vehicles instead because they cost less. At the Express, Nando Bhoda was to specify that a committee is finalizing the project. “COP 21 already has funding for this type of project. We have already applied for funding, “he said. A project which, he says, will be done on a pilot basis.

In its reply to the Parliament, the Minister of Public Infrastructure also made an assessment of the financial situation of the CNT. He recalled that the company’s revenues in 2015 amounted to Rs 1.36 billion against Rs 1.26 billion in 2014. The minister listed a series of measures taken to reduce the company’s expenses.

Commenting on the post of director general, the minister said the government is still looking for “the rare bird” while recalling that Jayavadee Sooben appointed Officer-in-Charge of the CNT last July quit his post after being promoted permanent secretary .

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