Sumatra, police suspend 24 upcountry buses from travelling over various faults
Dar es Salaam. As the end-year festive season gears up, authorities temporarily stopped at the Ubungo Bus Terminal24 up-country buses of different companies from travelling unless owners fixed some issues.
The inspection, conducted by traffic police in collaboration with the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (Sumatra), noted that the 24 buses had a number of problems including in their break systems, ball joints and aged tires, hence endangering lives of passengers.
Speaking to The Citizen on Wednesday, December 12 at the terminal, the head of inspection, Mr Ibrahim Samwix, said they inspect buses for three reasons which are buses being fixed with the tracking system contrary to road safety.