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Mayor`s Office launches school buses in Astana

05 March, 17:31 144
Mayor`s Office launches school buses in Astana

Our project on the organization of school transportation “Mektep bus” starts in a pilot mode on Monday.

Astana LRT told about the pilot project “Mektep bus”. It was organized with the capital`s car park No.1. As was noted in the company, transportation services will include meeting of schoolchildren at the collection point, accompanying them to the seat and helping them to fasten seat belts and much more.


“The bus will bring the children as close as possible to the school entrance and back to the collection point. The vehicles will be monitored in the AstraBus app,” told in Astana LRT.


For the transportation purposes, new comfortable buses are used that meet all safety requirements. Iveco Daily designed for 7 passengers and Iveco Crossway for 58 seats.


The project will solve a number of problems existing in school transportation such as the lack of a unified standard and technology for school transportation; independent travels of pupils in public transports, which lead to negative consequences; the low coverage of schools and districts; poor rolling-stock; weak level of the driver’s training; absence of an accompanying specialist and congestion of urban traffic.


“We have chosen two schools to start the project in a pilot mode. Those schools are located on the streets with the busiest traffic. They are school No.17 on Kabanbai batyr Avenue and the school No.66 on Turkestan Street. The introduction of school transportation will reduce congestion on the roads, especially in the morning during peak hours. It is known that most of the students are brought to school by parents on a private car, but now after receiving a safe alternative their number should decrease," the company assured.


1 month for 1 child – 20 000 tenge (5 school days), 23 500 tenge (6 school days). Check and payment will be made by the child`s transport card.