Bahrain Public transport passengers jump 150% | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

SourceThe Daily Tribune - News of Bahrain

The public transport system in Bahrain is making a big come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 33 thousand passengers are using the buses per day now, which is an increase of 150%, compared to the prior year. “This number jumps to 45 thousand during weekends and public holidays,” said Sami Abdulla Ahmed Buhaza, the Undersecretary for Land Transportation and Post at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications...   Passenger numbers, Buhaza said, rose significantly following the introduction of upgraded buses in 2015. “The number of busses servicing various routes also doubled.” Even-though, the pandemic severely impacted the services, passenger footfall is rising again now, thanks to the stringent safety and security measures followed.  Buhaza said the Bahrain Public Transport Company attaches great importance to this aspect.  Passengers are required to wear face masks at all times.  “We more...