The Chisinau Urban Bus Company will purchase buses with a covered distance of up to 500,000 km and up to ten years old. A draft decision to this effect was adopted by the Chisinau Municipal Council (CMC). The decisions modifies that of March 30, which envisions the purchase of buses with a covered distance of at most 400,000 km and at most eight years old, IPN reports.
According to the informative note to the bill, for buying buses with a covered distance, the administration of the Company studied the bids that came from the secondhand buses market and determined that the buses in a satisfactory technical condition with a covered distance of at most 400,000 km and at most eight years old are very expensive. Therefore, it was decided to propose extending the distance covered and age of the buses to 500,000 km and 10 years respectively.
In the CMC’s meeting of March 30, the councilors decided to purchase a number of secondhand buses to the value of 50 million lei. The buses were to have a distance covered and an age of maximum 400,000 km and eight years respectively. The proposal to increase the distance covered and the age to 500,000 km and 10 years respectively was formulated in order to enable to buy buses at a more advantageous price.