By Azania Post Reporter
Addis Ababa Transport Programs Coordination Council has announced that modern autobus station is being built at Africa’s biggest market hub in Addis Ababa.
The project which is expected to solve transportation problems upon completion is estimated to cost the US $7.4m equals to Ethiopian 200million birr.
Already the council had earlier made an agreement with the Chinese construction company, CGCOC, to complete the construction within 18 months.
But later the two agreed to add six more months due to issues related to land demarcation and other problems.
The Head of Pedestrians and Mass Transportation section with the Council, Yeheyis Girma Selassie, said that the modern autobus station would give service to 80 thousand people per day upon.
He said it has also the capacity to offer service to up to 20 autobuses in underground and main road compounds.
The Head of Mass Transportation said further that the construction of the station has so far reached 17 percent, and it is expected to be operational early October 2019.
“The fact that the construction is at the center of ‘Merkato’ will help the society to shop their goods easier, but also the station will have modern information screens for all auto buses operating in the city, such as ‘Anbesa’, ‘Sheger’, ‘Aliance’ and others,” he explains.