Male’ City Council states it cost approximately MVR 2 million for the two buses it procured to begin bus services in the Maldivian capital last week.
The council previously stated that it began the bus service on June 1 to alleviate the difficulty faced by council workers in commuting to work from Hulhumale’.
When asked about the cost of the buses, the council’s spokesperson Aminath Shiuna said the buses were procured from the income the council earns.
“The council earns from fees, rent, fines and other charges,” she said.
The council’s bus service is available 24/7.
The council has announced that the bus service will be free for certain groups. They are:
Passengers need to use a bus card to travel on the council’s buses.