KBS to import 20 modern buses

KIGALI - A commuter bus firm, Kigali Bus Services (KBS), has ordered for 20 new modern city buses to enhance passenger transport within Kigali City.
The new Kigali Bus Services commuter coaches before their departure from China (Courtesy Photo)
The new Kigali Bus Services commuter coaches before their departure from China (Courtesy Photo)

KIGALI - A commuter bus firm, Kigali Bus Services (KBS), has ordered for 20 new modern city buses to enhance passenger transport within Kigali City.

The KBS managing director, Brendan Maguire, said the new buses would be equipped with a contactless smart card ticketing system.

“The shipping to Dar-e Salaam takes about 30 days and then we have to drive them to Kigali, so our estimation for their launch would be around early July,” he said.

He said that the city buses would be fitted with automatic front entry and back exit doors and plenty of room for 80 sitting or standing passengers. 

“The expected advantage to our clients is pure convenience,” said Maguire.

“Passengers spend a lot time travelling in mini-buses that take long, delaying passengers as they get in and alight from a bus at any moment,” he added.

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