By Ezekiel Talatau
EIGHT months on since the implementation of the new bus routes by the Honiara City Council, and we still see a few wayward bus drivers running short routes.
Honiara City Council (HCC) city mayor Andrew Mua had announced earlier this year that any bus that fails to follow the bus route will be fined a penalty of $20,000.
Mr Mua also said an interim task force will be monitoring the short bus route and report to the town council executive.
“Commuters will also monitoring the bus as part of to enforce the new bus route,” he said.
Meanwhile, some concerned citizens believe that the HCC is weak to enforce its laws.
Sharing via social media, members of public say that short bus routes are still being run every day from Kola Ridge to Kukum SDA church, and others from Lungga to Kukum.
One person, who wanted to remain anonymous, tells Island Sun that HCC needs to re enforce and take strategic action to those bus owners and bus drivers who breach HCC laws.
He added that HCC’s interim taskforce needs to step up in their monitoring of the short bus routes issue.
“The public also need to address any issue related to short bus route and report to HCC monitoring team so that they can do something about it,” he said.