Again in Could, France signed a decree to donate 50 buses to Lebanon to assist with the nation’s transportation points. Now, lastly, these buses are beginning to hit the streets.
In line with the Caretaker Minister for Public Works and Transport, Ali Hamie, the 28 drivers who’ve been assigned by the railway workplace are being paid a wage of two.4 million LL per 30 days (roughly $53 on at this time’s parallel market price).
The director-general of the Workplace of Railways and Public Transport, Ziad Nasr, advised L’Orient-Le Jour that solely 10 of the 50 buses donated can be put into circulation on 4 routes throughout the Larger Beirut space in accordance with these routes:
Begins: Nahr el-Mot
Ends: Central Navy Membership, Ain Mreisseh
Route: Dora roundabout – Karantina – Discussion board de Beirut – Charles Helou Avenue – Rafik Hariri Avenue (St. George Resort) – Mina el-Hosn – Paris Avenue – Manara – Central Navy Membership
Ends: Nahr el Mot
Route: Corniche Mazraa – Barbir – Nationwide Museum – Adlieh roundabout (Justice Palace), Corniche el-Nahr, Dora/Nahr el-Mot
Begins: Martys’ Sq., Downtown
Route: Weygand Avenue – Omar Daouk Avenue – Basic Fouad Chehab avenue – Salim Slem – Hafez el-Assad Avenue – Kuwait Embassy roundabout – Imam Moussa Sadr Avenue – Ouzai – Khaldeh – Naameh – Damour (close to Chouf bridge)
Begins: Nahr el Mot
Route: Dora roundabout – Karantina – Discussion board de Beirut – Beirut river – Pierre Gemayel Corniche – Adlieh roundabout (Justice Palace) – Sami el-Solh Avenue – Furn el-Chebbak – Chevrolet crossroads (south of Beirut) – Camille Chamoun Boulevard – Semaan Gallery – Hadath – el-Kafa’at – Lebanese College – Kfarchima – Choueifat – Khaldeh bridge – Khaldeh (coast highway close to the Islamic College)
Begins: Adlieh roundabout (Justice Palace)
Ends: Lebanese College in Hadath
Route: Railways Workplace in Mar Mikhael – Corniche el-Nahr – Adlieh roundabout – Tayyouneh roundabout – Hadi Nasrallah highway – Bir Abed – Lebanese College
These donated buses can be an ideal addition to the general public transportation choices in Lebanon and hopefully, make issues somewhat simpler for individuals getting across the Larger Beirut space. Particularly with the per-trip price set at 20,000 LL (equal to $0.44 on the parallel market).
It stays to be seen what’s going to occur to the donated buses in the long run, as the federal government has a historical past of not correctly sustaining donated autos.
This contains US-donated police autos which are typically seen on the streets in a state of disrepair, in addition to firefighting helicopters that have been unable for use resulting from a scarcity of upkeep throughout the main forest fires in 2019.
The present reasonably priced per-trip price for the buses might also be in danger because of the instability of gas costs within the nation.
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