The Chisinau City Hall will buy 16 used articulated buses that are 18-meter long for the capital city. The units of transport have a low floor, ramp to ensure the access for persons in wheelchairs and air conditioning system, IPN reports.
A team of specialists of the City Hall and the municipal Urban Bus Company examined the given vehicles last week in Sweden. Even if the units of transport were made in 2012, they are in a good technical state and can reliably run on the streets of the municipality of Chisinau. The price per unit, plus the delivery cost, is almost €42,000.
According to the Chisinau City Hall, the articulated buses will enable to ease traffic on route No. 23 that is very crowded. Such vehicles will also run on routes No. 46, 47 and others. This way, there will be solved the problem of equipment with public transport and will be efficiently used the available staff. The share capital of the Urban Buys Company is 14 million lei.
Last year, the City Hall purchased 158 units of transport, including 100 new buses and 58 used buses. The Urban Buys Company manages 24 urban and suburban routes.