Plans for Unified Standard Transport System Underway in FCT

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja.

Authority of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed plans to unveil a unified standard transport system in the nation’s capital.
This was disclosed by the Director, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Dr Abdulateef Bello, during a stakeholders engagement meeting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
He revealed that the need to standardize the transport system in Abuja had become very necessary, considering that the city was quickly evolving and no aspect of it should be ignored.
“Abuja cannot be left without an organized transportation system that will meet the needs of all citizens,” Bello reiterated.
He equally revealed that the administration has perfected plans with consultants to bring in buses that use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to solve the problems of mass transit in Abuja.
The buses, when acquired and deployed to different routes, will take care of the rickety vehicles and taxis that have constituted a nuisance on Abuja roads, he added.
The Chairman of RTEIN Mass Transit, Dr Abubakar Sadiq, said the administration’s new policy was a welcome development, but critical players in the transport sector must be given adequate consideration.
The Chairman of Self Employed Commercial Drivers’ Association (SECDAN), Okorie Victor, also urged the administration to embark on aggressive sensitization to ensure that all stakeholders properly understand the evolving policies of the administration in the transport sector.

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