Minister Kramer made this known when he accompanied acting Police Commissioner David Manning, acting Deputy Commissioner Operations Donald Yamasombi and the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou to the launching of the Urban PMV Trial Routes at the Unagi Oval on Wednesday.
Following the change of the Gordon’s bus stop location from Gordon market to Unagi Oval, a more organised bus stop arrangement has now been put in place.
The new Urban PMV Trial Routes are divided into five zones as follows;
- Urban PMV Route For Wildlife, ATS, Eight-Mile, Bomana Areas
- Bus Stop A - Drop-off and pick-up points only next to the Eda Ranu Office, Gordon’s area.
- Urban PMV Route 4 & 13
- Bus Stop B - Drop-off and pick-up points only opposite to the Diamond Club, Gordon’s area.
- Urban PMV Route 6 & 17
- Bus Stop C - Drop-off and pick-up points only within Gordon’s area. Opposite Digicel headquarters and RH Trading, and continue onto Gordon’s circuit, exit to Gordon’s circuit again.
- Urban PMV Route for Sogeri, Vanapa, Brown River, Laloki Bridge, Goldie
- Bus Stop D - Drop-off and pick-up points only opposite Gordon’s Police station, Gordon’s area. Drive-in Geauta Drive into Cobon Street into bus stop. Exit from Vani place then onto Cobon Street then back to Geauta Drive.
- Urban PMV Route 7 & 15
- Bus Stop D - Drop-off and pick-up points only within Gordon’s area. Gordon’s flats continue onto woodcock street, Gordon’s and exit to Spoonbill Drive, Erima.
NCD Metropolitan Superintendent N’Dranou said the onus is now on the PMV operators, commuters and general public to strictly use the designated bus stops and follow traffic rules without causing traffic congestions and obstruction for the duration of the trial period.
He said policing at the Gordon bus stop has been a challenge due to the overcrowding and confined location.
The relocation of the bus stop is a step forward to provide a safe and secure environment for the travelling public and residents.