ADDIS ABABA – Merkato intra-city bus terminal was inaugurated on Saturday with Addis Ababa city officials in attendance.
The city administration invested a total of 200 million to construct the terminal designed to enhance mass transportation service provided by different buses as points of departure and arrival.
The facility has a capacity to accommodate at least 20 buses at a time and has a modern transport system infrastructure that monitors the city’s bus operations system.
Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa, Adanach Abiebie said the bus terminal will ease challenges related to public transport in Merkato area – a place considered to be the largest open-air marketplace in Ethiopia.
Ambessa Bus and Sheger Bus enterprises will render their services using the Merkato intra-city terminal. Both will use the facility as destination or departure points for a total of 52 routes.
The facility is expected to serve more than 6,000 public transport users and a total of 80,000 passengers per day.