Mwasalat is turning out to be a hit among passengers, as the company announced reaching its personal milestone, after ferrying 2.1 million passengers across various routes in the Governorate of Muscat since its inception in November last year.
An average of 10,000 passengers use the bus services each day, with 300,000 passengers opting for buses in July 2016 – another milestone for the company.
The Ruwi–Al Mabelah route has been ranked top, with more than one million passengers; followed by the Ruwi–Wadi Al Kabir with more than 600,000 passengers; and Ruwi–Wadi Adai with more than 200,000 passengers.
Furthermore, the Ruwi–Al Amerat and Ruwi-Muttrah routes ferried 122,000 and more than 72,000 passengers respectively since its introduction in April 2016.
Starting Eid, the company also increased its trips to Salalah for the Salalah Tourism Festival, providing three to five trips and a total of 225 seats daily, during the Khareef Festival 2016.
The company’s next venture will be routes from Al Khoud-Sultan Qaboos University–Burj Al Sahwa trisection and Muscat-Duqm. The routes are expected to open by the third quarter of 2016.
Speaking to Y, Ken Jackson, Engineering Manager of Mwasalat revealed plans to strengthen their fleet with 118 new buses, including double-deckers for easy passenger commute. He also stated that the company plans to introduce an e-ticketing system and wireless internet on the buses.