Muscat: Mwasalat transported 5.9 million passengers on all its city routes in Muscat and inter-city services from January 1 to December 31, 2018, an increase of 30 per cent compared to 2017, according to records verified by The Arabian Stories.
Meanwhile, Oman’s Municipal Council has urged citizens to use Mwasalat services. However, the percentage of Omanis using the service increased from 5 per cent in 2016 to 40 per cent in 2017.
This recommendation came during a meeting of the Committee of Public Affairs held under the chairmanship of Malik bin Hilal al Ahmadi on Tuesday. According to the statement, all the members of the committee expressed their appreciation for the services being provided by Mwasalat.
They recommended that more stoppages are allocated at different spots. “Considering the convenience of the commuters, a secondary bus stop should be included between the existing main ones”, the members urged in a proposal to be sent to the company.
Salalah, Sohar route a hit
More than 46,000 passengers used the bus services in Salalah and Sohar in the first days their launch on December 28. Mwasalat launched public transport services for the first time in Salalah and Suhar on December 28, 2018. More than 46,000 passengers used the services in the first week at the rate of 3,000 passengers per day. Another subject came up for discussion at the sixth meeting of the third year of the second term of the committee is strengthening the land transport project (Barka).