Rwanda news: Bus stops in capital Kigali to be ICT-driven soon
Passengers in Rwanda's capital city, Kigali are going to have new travelling experience. In the next six months, at least 108 bus stop shelters are going to be technologically upgraded.
Apart from having free Wi-Fi access, the bus shelters will also protect the passengers from being exposed to scorching sun and rain. According to the city engineer, Jean d'Amour Rwunguka, the models of upgraded bus stops with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities are being constructed, citing an example of the one at Chez Lando.
Jean d'Amour Rwunguka said to The New Times that there will be benches inside where passengers can access free Internet, screens that help to track where buses are coming from and when to arrive. The CCTV cameras, television screens, ATMs, advertising screens, Tap & Go agents, air conditioning including lot more things are going to be introduced. Those bus stops confront heavy traffics will also be equipped with public toilets.
"We will upgrade bus stops by installing ICT facilities on all roads across Kigali city except the roads that are old. After renovation and expanding some roads, the same facilities will also be installed. We have since contracted three companies to upgrade the bus stops," Rwunguka said.
Around 154 km of roads under construction are to be completed in the City of Kigali, which includes 105 km of neighbourhood roads. The project is said to be a part of making Kigali's vision successful in becoming an ICT-driven city where ICT should also boost services in the transport sector.
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