Two Bishoftu buses have been deployed in the capital of Amhara Regional State, Bahr Dar, at a cost of 4.6 million Br. Bahr Dar administration which introduced two city buses eight years ago, put the new Bishoftu buses into service two weeks back.
These four city buses are now providing transportation services across three bus lines, covering up to five kilometer distance, according to Tegared Tilahun, representative of the city's office management services. Bahr Dar is one of the few cities with public owned transport facilities outside Addis Abeba, and now it is the first to deploy the Bishoftu buses.
These buses play a significant role in alleviating the transport facility of a city with a population of 290,000, according to Tegared.