According to a press assertion seen by Business Insider Africa, the venture was initiated by the Ugandan Government and is being sponsored by the World Bank. The goal is to enhance the East African country’s transportation infrastructure, while encouraging financial progress.
The public bus venture will begin with Uganda’s capital metropolis of Kampala, and finally embrace different cities and municipalities similar to Entebbe, Buloba, Nsangi, Wakiso, Kira Town, etc.
Because the operator of the project, Tondeka Metro Company will develop the electrical bus fleet in Kampala, beginning with an initial 1,030 buses. Finally, the fleet is predicted to be elevated to 3,000 buses, making it one of many largest public bus fleets in Africa.
Do observe that TMC goals to execute the mission by combining Optibus’ software platform with SCINTL’s IT infrastructure. Particularly, Optibus’ software platform will likely be used to plan all routes and timetables within the bus community, optimise useful resource allocation and manage each day operations in real-time.
Whereas commenting on the partnership, the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Optibus, Amos Haggiag stated: “We’re thrilled to join this pioneering partnership to build Africa’s most technologically advanced bus fleet and bus operations solution. Hundreds of thousands of Ugandans will finally have access to the secure, reliable public transportation they deserve, powered by the market’s most sophisticated software solution. Optibus is proud to assist Kampala in changing into a model city for transportation infrastructure”.
On his part, the Head of Technology at TMC, Kevin Short, described the mission as an incredible alternative Uganda and a gamechanger for the transportation business in Africa.
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