Tashkent Transport Service JSC will return the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Low Floor buses to operation after a detailed inspection.
There have been cases when these buses caught fire, and it has been decided to stop their operation. On October 10 and October 12 the Mercedes-Benz Low Floor buses, running on the routes Nos. 87 and 95, caught fire. Another incident occurred on September 28 when a bus caught fire at the Kuylik Ota bus stop on Fargona Yuli Street in Tashkent.
However, Tashkent Transport Service JSC eyes to partially abandon the use of these buses.
“These buses have been temporarily removed from the roads; now they are being inspected. During the inspection, some of them will be overhauled. At the same time, the majority of buses will return to operation after an in-depth inspection and troubleshooting,” the company stated.
Tashkent Transport Service JSC also intends to purchase 120 SAZ LE 60 and MAN buses until the end of the year in order the replace the old vehicles. (Trend/Business World Magazine)