The Walli Buses
The state of Khartoum has been suffering from public transportation problems for a long time. In spite of the deployment of a big number of the “Walli buses”, of large capacity, the problems are still unsolved. I am giving some suggestions on this particular day when the government of Khartoum is launching 530 new buses on the streets of the state. But first let us congratulate the citizens of the Capital for this big achievement which will result in making a great breakthrough in the transportation problem. Frankly speaking we have to admit that these buses have done a great job, in spite of the wide criticism they faced when they were first deployed. These buses now have proven that they are the best solution to the transportation problem. They have gained a lot of users in spite of our reservation on their relatively high ticket price. But every day the Walli buses are having more and more customers, because they offer good services. But we have to admit that that so many poor citizens cannot afford to pay that price and use the buses more that once per day. Anyway I have a suggestion that I hope will help solve the problem. If it were implemented, my suggestion will make these buses a real added value to the efforts exerted to solve the problem of public transportation in the Capital. First they have to be used in the rush hours. They shouldn’t stop at the outskirts of the city while the commuters are waiting for them in the city center.
By Amna Al-Seidah - Gms, 09/01/2012