No standing in public mass transit anymore — Works commissioner


As Oyo govt rolls out new directive to transport workers

COVID-19: No standing in public mass transit anymore — Works commissioner

By Adeola Badru

The Oyo State government on Monday has directed all public mass transit not to allow their passengers to be on standing in their commercial buses while in transit and they should observe a minimum of one seat interval between passengers, just as the government rolled out new transportation policy to the state transport workers in stemming the tide of further spread of the dreaded Coronavirus in the state.

This was contained in a press statement issued by the Commissioner for Public Works and Transport in the state, Prof Raphael Afonja, stating that the new directive became imperative to compliment the efforts of the newly inaugurated Oyo State Government led Taskforce on COVID-19 and to further prevent a state-wide spread of the virus, especially in motor parks, garages, and another public transportation-related environment.

According to the statement: “All transport operators and local park managers…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper