The Management of Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) has increased its number of buses on the various routes in the Greater Accra by an addition of over 100 buses.
A statement signed by Bernice Akologo, the acting Head of Communications of the MMT, and copied to the Ghana News Agency at the weekend said, in addition to the existing number of routes, MMT buses would begin operations on 14 new routes effective Friday, February 05.
It said the new routes are: From Mallam through N1, Accra Mall to Spintex, Sakumono; from Accra through Osu, La, Teshie to Nungua; from Mallam through N1, Motorway to Tema; from Accra through Osu, La, Teshie, Nungua, Beach Road to Tema and from Accra through Osu, La, Teshie, Nungua to Sakumono.
The rest are from Accra through Osu, La, Teshie, Nungua, Beach Road to Tema Community 3; from Achimota through N1, Motorway to Tema; from Kasoa through Weija Junction, Mallam Junction, Odorkor, Kaneshie to Circle; from 37 through Airport, Shiashie, Banku Junction, American House to Adjinganor; and from 37 Military Hospital through Airport, shiashie, Okponglo, University of Ghana, Atomic Junction, Madina to Adenta.
Others are from Adenta through Madina, Atomic Junction, University of Ghana, Tetteh Quashie, Airport, 37, Ako-Adjei Interchange, GBC,Nima Junction to Circle; from Ashaiman through Motorway, 37 to Accra; from Trade Fair through El-Wak Stadium, 37, Kawukudi, Dzorwulu, Achimota forest to Achimota New Station and from La General Hospital through Labone, Danquah Circle, Sankara, Kanda, Ring Road, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Obetsebi Roundabout, Motuary Road to Korle-bu Teaching Hospital.
It observed that the MMT would soon launch intra-city route maps for Accra and Tema as part of measures to improve mass transit services in Ghana.
The statement announced to the public that the Management of MMT has maintained its fares on all its operational routes until further notice; adding that “this is in line with the social policy objectives of MMT”.
“It is further announced that passengers without METRO CARDS can also patronize the new air-conditioned buses through the traditional ticketing system.
“All such passengers are advised to always insist on collecting their tickets when they pay cash to the conductors.
“Meanwhile, passengers who have METRO CARDS are to use their cards when boarding the new buses,” the statement added.
It said the MMT remains committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable mass transportation in all its aspects in accordance with Government’s pro-poor policy; declaring that the object is to accelerate Ghana’s socio-economic growth and development.
It said MMT would continue to support efforts by Government to transform the lives of Ghanaians