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Gambia Transport Service Company launches 15 new buses tomorrow

Jun 29, 2016, 2:00 PM

The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) has received a fleet of fifteen new Ashok Leyland buses at its depot in Kanifing, which will be launched tomorrow 30th June.

Like all GTSC services, these ones are specifically designed for the Gambian market, local climatic condition, social norms and technical specifications required for the sub-region.

The company is dedicated to meeting and exceeding customers’ need and expectations, by providing affordable and more reliable transport for people traveling across the length and breadth of the country - from Banjul to Basse and Barra to Laminkoto.

Unlike other transporters, GTSC fare structures have remained stable over the years and has played pivotal role in ensuring price stability within the road transport sector thus enabling the company to play instrumental roles in making transportation more affordable for customers.

The arrival of these new buses is timely and well anticipated given the fact that Koriteh and Tobaski are fast approaching.

This will provide an opportunity to provide more services to passengers travelling to visit families and friends across the country.

Furthermore, the new buses will provide a great boost for the Private Hire service, Urban Travel Service, Peri Urban Service as well as Provincial and City Services operated by the company.

The four new city buses will undoubtedly ease travel demand currently visible along Westfield, Tabokoto and other areas during peak hours of the day. 

The vehicles are fitted with modern facilities like air conditions, fans, seat belts, first aid kits, curtain rails, fire extinguishers, speakers, visual display unit (VDU) to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for customers. Furthermore, for passenger safety, the new vehicles are all fitted with close circuit television camera (CCTV) which records scenes both within the buses and its external surroundings regularly.

GTSC is dedicated to responding to its customers needs and requirements and officers are always on the ground at the bus depots to ensure timely departure of services and to also chat and interact with customers.

Additionally, the company has launched a hotline number 2366703 to answer customers’ inquiries twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week - 24/7.

Mr Zakariah Sowe, Head of Traffic Operations, indicated that the main objective of GTSC is to ensure that the travel needs of its customers are met in the most affordable and convenient manner.

He also said the company will continue to expand its services to meet the needs and requirements of its prestige customers.

“The movement of the buses can be observed plying our roads seven days a week as people from all walks of life continue to utilize the service. The thousands of Gambians who traveled using our service have been thankful and appreciative,” he added.

The company also wishes to inform businesses that they can advertise on these vehicles at reasonable prices and the details of the various advertising packages are available on their corporate website at www.gtsc.gm.  

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