Eda City Bus service celebrated its first year of service in the city on Thursday this week.
The Bus service has grown from just 2 buses and now 5 operational buses and 26 staff, service 3 main routes in Port Moresby city from 6am to 6pm.
This bus service started last year, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, overcoming many hurdles and restrictions but the management and staff preserved to consistently provide much needed service.
Bus drivers, staff, and the municipal office faced various challenges especially when it first started when local PMV owners protested this service.
But thanks to the efforts of NCDC and the Office of the NCD Governor Powes Parkop, a kind of beneficial consensus, allowed the startup of the bus service and it’s continuity.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop said since the inception of the Eda City Bus, there have been a number of developments in terms of service routes, capacity and ease for passengers, ticketing and also advances in technology in which Eda City Bus plans to make this service even better.
“There’s been many positive stories and testimonies reflecting Eda City Bus’s successful evolution over the past year, which also serves as a gentle reminder to the management to focus on its role in transforming Port Moresby into a safe, inclusive, modern, vibrant city.”
The first anniversary of the Eda City Bus was an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of the service and celebrate the success and transformation of delivery on year of safe, clean, and efficient bus service that the people need and deserve.
Meanwhile, NCD City Manager Mr. Frank Ravu while congratulating Eda City Bus, also thanked the NCDC, stakeholders and staff of Eda City Bus for their tremendous dedication, resilience, and service over this past year.