The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed plans to unveil the Unified Standard Transportation System in the nation’s capital.

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Director of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Dr. Abdulateef Bello stated this earlier in the week during a stakeholders’ engagement meeting.

Bello who stated that the recovery of taxi parks earlier issued quit notice within the capital city would soon commence, to reorganise it for licensed operators.

He revealed that the need to standardise the transportation system in Abuja had become very necessary, considering that the city was fast evolving and no aspect of it should be ignored.

According to Bello, Abuja cannot be left without an organised transportation system that will meet the needs of all citizens.

He revealed that the administration has perfected plans with consultants to bring in buses that use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), to solve the problems of mass transit in Abuja.

According to him, the buses when acquired and deployed to different routes, will take care of the rickety vehicles and taxis that have been constituting nuisances on Abuja roads.

One of the stakeholders, Dr Abubakar Sadiq, the Chairman, of RTEAN Mass Transit, said the new policy by the administration was a welcome development, but critical players in the transportation sector must be given adequate consideration.

Also, Okorie Victor, the Chairman of the Self Employed Commercial Drivers Association (SECDAN) urged the administration to embark on aggressive sensitisation to ensure that all stakeholders properly understand the evolving policies of the administration in the transportation sector.