Ekurhuleni’s Harambee bus service is back on the road with reduced passenger seating capacity, in line with the level 4 regulations of the lockdown.
The services were suspended when level 5 of the nationwide lockdown was declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March.
“The number of buses on the road have been increased to make up for reduced 45-passenger seating capacity per trip to allow for social distancing. Inside the buses, passengers are only allowed to sit on the demarcated seats. They only stand on the marked floor areas,” the City said.
Smart cards and tickets are sold at all stations on the route.
“In line with level 4 lockdown restrictions; it is compulsory for everyone using any of the municipality’s buses to wear a face mask or any form of material covering mouth and nose,” the City said.
Passengers are screened and sanitised before boarding. If a passenger has a flu-like symptoms, they are advised to get medical help.
The route to the O.R Tambo International Airport will remain suspended until further notice.