The Kano State Government has launched its mass transportation scheme on Sunday 30th of October 2022 with one hundred buses and 50 cabs. Abdullahi Ganduje, the executive governor of the state, while commissioning this new transit scheme, revealed the sole purpose of the initiative. According to him, the project is aimed at solving transportation issues along the Yankura, Janguza to Jogana area of Kano State.
The new transportation scheme in Kano State was commissioned by Governor Ganduje
The vehicles painted with green and white stripes were scheduled to start operations as soon as possible. Governor Ganduje noted that the construction and extension of roads, underpasses, flyovers and other mega projects are important to aid the industrial area like Kano city. He said the growing rate of tricycles in the city is due to the absence of proper mass transit, which often leads to traffic gridlock and congestion. Thus, the situation has posed a safety risk to lives and properties in the state. According to the governor, the 100 high-capacity buses, which will be managed by Kanawa bus service, were purchased at a sum of ₦2.5 billion. He also revealed that additional 200 buses would be added to the transit project in the budget for 2023. The buses are to be managed by a private company for accountability and efficiency.
The buses are set to be managed by a private company to ensure smooth operation and maintenance
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Ganduje added that the state investment and properties board has been asked to invest in the new taxis and rent it on hire purchase for tricycle operators, who are set to be displaced following the launch of the new transit scheme. He said the scheme’s component will revolve until every corner of the state is covered. Rabiu Bichi, who happens to be the chairman of the organizing committee, while thanking the governor, revealed that the project will begin by covering 8 local government areas within the city.