Ease of transportation: Vehicles provided for Plateau Express Service Limited by Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has commissioned 22 buses comprising 20 new Toyota Sienna and two Coaster buses for the Jos-Abuja routes and assured that he is committed to repositioning the transport subsector to give comfort at an affordable rate to citizens.

The Governor also launched a mobile booking app that would enable commuters to book online and also interface with the staff of Plateau Express Service Limited, PESL a government agency responsible for the management of the buses.

Speaking on Tuesday at the premises of the Plateau Riders terminal in Jos, the Governor, represented by his Deputy, Ngo Josephine Piyo stated that the procurement and commissioning of the buses were to improve the connectivity of the two cities for ease of business and other legitimate activities.

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She noted, “These modern buses which are equipped with state-of-the-art tracking systems, ensuring passenger safety, and providing real-time monitoring of their locations would provide reliable and comfortable transportation options for commuters traveling between Jos and Abuja, contributing to increased mobility and economic activities in both cities.

“The introduction of a mobile booking app represents a leap forward in embracing digital technology to enhance customer experience and streamline the booking process.

“This Rebirth Project reflects our government’s recognition of the importance of modernizing and improving transportation infrastructure in Plateau State… I implore citizens to seize this opportunity and make good use of these buses which are designed to enhance passenger safety and security.”

Earlier, the State Commissioner for Transport, Davou Jatau stressed that the administration is committed to making transportation a revenue-driving sector thereby enhancing the internally generated revenue of the State.

Also, the General Manager of PESL, Samuel Gwott explained that the buses are in categories that would make citizens have affordable options saying, “We have the Gida Gida Express Coaster Bus that goes for just N5,000. This 25-seater bus will leave Abuja and Jos at noon every day.

“The second option is the air-conditioned Toyota Sienna that operates between 6 am and 4 pm for N9,000. We have well-trained drivers, our vehicles have security features and speed limiters, improved customer experience, and a mobile app.”



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