Commercial vehicles decide to reduce number of passengers in view of COVID-19

President Nana Akufo-Addo met transport operators and owners to find ways by which they can modify the existing public transport policy on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.

After the engagement, commercial buses have decided to reduce the number of passengers they carry per row by one from today, Thursday, 26 March as part of efforts to ensure social distancing in the fight against the Coronavirus outbreak.

This means buses that carry three on normal days will now carry two per row while those who take four per row will do three.

Since Ghana has been recording increased cases of the pandemic, there have been calls for sweeping reforms in various sectors of the country’s economy.

Prominent among the calls is the reduction of the number of passengers that commercial buses (trotro) carry per row in order to observe the social distancing policy in public vehicles.

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union is also calling on the government to reduce fuel prices for commercial drivers to enable them continue with the new policy until normal times return.

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