Public transport to be upgraded with addition of 250 petrol and 500 electric busesSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ulaanbaatar city government will introduce a parking space standard in the capital city and more pedestrian paths and parking lots will be created with the demolition of unauthorized fences, said Deputy Governor of the capital city B.Odjargal at a meeting to discuss solutions to traffic congestion. The measure is expected to reduce traffic congestion by 16 percent.
“92 percent of citizens surveyed gave a negative rating on public transport services. The sector is on decline. Therefore, efforts are underway to take comprehensive measures to solve the issue”
According to the Deputy Governor, buses in public transport service will be upgraded as the first step. 10 double decker buses will be added to the 36 such buses currently in service. We have announced a bid to buy 250 buses with funding from this year’s budget. Talks are underway with manufacturers to bring 500 electric buses to the country as well.