There are 71 buses parked due to various breakdowns, out of a fleet of 400. The fact affects the transport of people and goods in the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area. Data from the Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT) indicate that, of the immobilized buses, 19 are completely broken after traveling 650 thousand km and need a very strong intervention to circulate again. However, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the AMT, António Matos, said that there are 50 buses whose repair is possible, with only adequate intervention. According to the source, the parked buses could transport 6,300 passengers in one trip (for example, from Baixa to Zimpeto), taking into account that a bus carries 90 passengers, of which 50 are seated and 40 are standing. Meanwhile, in an interview with the newspaper “Notícias” a few days ago, the CEO of AMT guaranteed that he had already asked the companies that supply the buses (Yutong, Zhongtong, Volkswagen and Tata), to survey the malfunctions with a view to reversing the problem. “We believe that this survey will be carried out by the second week of February,” said Matos, quoted by “Notícias”. According to the PCA of the AMT, after surveying the breakdowns, it will be known how much is needed to repair the 50 buses. Regarding the “Plan 1000”, launched in 2019 by the President of the Republic, the AMT accounts for 810 buses until January, which represents 81 percent of completion. In total, the Metropolitan Area of ​​Greater Maputo has just over 1210 buses in circulation. (Letter) Source: Carta de Moçambique

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