THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) has been allocated temporary space in Bulawayo to establish ticket selling kiosks so as to improve efficiency by the public transporter.
Zupco affiliated buses and commuter omnibuses, according to Covid-19 national lockdown, are the only vehicles permitted to provide public transport in cities..
According to the latest Bulawayo City Council report, the public transporter recently wrote to the local authority seeking permission to establish ticketing bays at some of its pickup points in the city.
“Zupco Limited would like to introduce ticket selling kiosk in the Central Business District and they are requesting for permission to mount some of the kiosk at City hall, Pick n Pay Hyper, Waverly, Hamara and third Avenue
We are also requesting permission to reoccupy the offices at Bulawayo City Hall that were used by Zupco Limited before,” reads part of the request.
In response the local authority noted that Zupco had similar structures at Egodini bus terminus, which is presently being rehabilitated and elsewhere in the city hence, the company could go ahead with their construction.
“The proposed structures will be constructed by Zupco, maintained by Zupco and they shall remain at the pleasure of council,” reads the report.
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