Interstate Bus Lines has temporarily suspended its services in the Thaba Nchu Trusts, Botshabelo J3 and Bloemfontein Motshabi areas due to bad road conditions. This comes after the above mentioned areas received recent rains that contributed to the bad road conditions.
The transportation company has in the past few months acquired two tipper trucks and a TLP to assist in repairing the road infrastructure in the Trusts area. This is according to stakeholder relations manager, Vuyo Ondala who highlighted that the continuous rainfall makes it impossible to render a safe service.
“We are also in the process of sourcing alternative all-wheel drive type of vehicles for testing in an effort to find a lasting solution to the challenge,” said Ondala. According to him they have placed the highest priority on the health and safety of their passengers and employees.
IBL has recommended that passengers make use of alternative transport until the situation has been resolved and service delivery can continue as normal. “We commit to supplying additional information as and when it becomes available. We will do so by working closely with the media and the public,” concluded Ondala.
Passengers are requested to visit the IBL Website (www.interstate.co.za and http://ibl.pl3.co.za/) as well as their social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) regularly, as they will be sharing any changes to the schedule or routes online.
Pierce van Heerden