BRT phase II reaches 72pc

THE implementation of the second phase of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has reached 72 per cent and is expected to start operations in March next year.

The second of BRT project involves construction of the infrastructure from the City centre to Mbagala suburb that will see about 750 buses playing on the route.

Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit Agency (DART) Director for Transport Development (DART) Engineer Fanuel Kalugendo, said the progress of the project was rather impressive.

“Already about 750 buses to be allocated to this route have been procured and it is estimated that about 750,000 passengers will be transported per day when we officially launch the route. This is for the main carriageway (trunk) and feeder roads services,” Engineer Kalugendo said during the street cleanup campaign officiated by Temeke District Commissioner Jokate Mwegelo.

He noted that the process was underway to secure an operator of the project, insisting that all necessary documents had already been prepared.

“This cleanup campaign is going together with educating Mbagala residents on how they can protect BRT infrastructure and prepare themselves to exploit the transportation mode when it officially kicks off in the next five months,” he said.

For her part, Ms Mwegelo called upon Ward Executive Officers in their respective areas to supervise cleanliness and deal with motorists and motorcyclists who misuse the BRT infrastructure.

She warned against wrong parking behavior in BRT infrastructures, saying the malpractice must not be tolerated. She ordered petty traders to refrain from littering infrastructure, warning that culprits must be penalised as per the bylaws.

Phase II of the project involves construction of Mbagala depot, terminals and feeder stations with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation carrying out the task.

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