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Ministry plans new buses for Beirut and Lebanon

BEIRUT: The Public Works and Transport Ministry is devising a strategy for managing the sector in Lebanon by purchasing 250 new buses to operate on 20 routes inside Beirut while linking it with stations in other areas such as Tripoli, Sidon and Chtaura, according to the head of the parliamentary commission for Public Works, Energy, Water and Transportation. 

MP Mohammad Qabbani said during a meeting to discuss this issue Tuesday that 200 buses would be dedicated to Beirut while the other 50 would work in between other governorates. 

“The strategy includes as well 911 stations including 310 inside Beirut with a variable message sign to inform passengers about any possible delays in the arrival of buses,” he said.

Qabbani added that buses would operate from 6 a.m. until midnight and three private operators would manage the project. As for Beirut’s northern entrance, it will be managed through a railway from Beirut to Maameltein.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 16, 2014, on page 5.

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