UDART assures road safety services

31Dec 2018
Mashaka Mgeta
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
UDART assures road safety services

THE Usafiri Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (UDART) has assured its clients (passengers) the highly road safety services, despite a recent traffic accident happened during a Christmas day.

Managing Director of UDART, John Nguya, revealed this over the weekend that the security which guarantee the safety to the passengers was due to, among other factors, the maintenance of their facilities offered by the qualified experts to meet the international standards.

Nguya was referring a fire crash to one of their busses with about 155 passengers, happened at Ubungo area, while commuting from Kimara to Gerezani in Dar es Salaam.

“The fire was caused by a minor error in the electrical system, but this was not a matter of threatening the people because we have good vehicles’ security systems and do our maintenance under the supervision of experts from the manufacturers, the Xiamen Golden Dragon companies of China,” he noted.

According to Nguya, other experts who engaged in maintenance processes come from the US Cummings and Voith of Germany companies.

The official revealed that the fire was controlled by rescue forces, police, staff of UDART and other local citizens.

Nguya said: “I would like to assure the people particularly our clients that UDART had set a high priority for their safety, other road users and stability of our facilities includes the rapid transport buses.”

He explained that in order to control the accident, their buses have three in-built fire extinguishers which operate automatically to detect and prevent fire in the engines as happened in the last week’s incident.