Confirmed: Over 500 MMT buses break down

Confirmed: Over 500 MMT buses break down

The Roads and Transport committee says over 500 Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses out of the total of 1,079 have broken down.

Confirmed: Over 500 MMT buses break down

File Photo:Metro Mass buses

The disturbing revelation was made when the Roads and Transport committee of Parliament paid a working visit to the state transport firm on Monday. Member of the committee, Samuel Ayepaye, said the committee had thus asked for a comprehensive report on the situation to enable it take a decision on the way forward.

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Meanwhile the ministry of transport together with officials of the transport firm are yet to make an official statement over the development.

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