ADDIS ABABA – Addis Ababa city transport bureau (AATB) is set to inaugurate a new bus depot on Saturday built at the cost of over 789 million birr.
The depot is located in Wuha–Limat area of Kality District. The project will be the second bus depot to be inaugurated in less than two years after the city administration opened one in Shegole area.
The depot has the capacity to park 250 to 300 buses in surface area and 89 vehicles underground and rests in 524 hectares of land.
The depot has multipurpose such as two truck washing and four oil filter machineries. It also has the capacity to give maintenance service up to 19 buses at ones, said Aregawi Maru, public relations director at Addis Ababa City Transport Bureau.
Aregawi also said the depot will make things easier and faster service for the public.
The Addis Ababa transport bureau, which finances the whole construction of the depot, is working to add more depots in the near future.
The parking space which includes on surface and underground is equipped with the latest technology, according to Aregawi.
Takele Uma, deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa city, is expected to inaugurate the depot together with other government officials.
By Mhret G/Kristos