Posted on March 04, 2016

Mowasalat has introduced new buses on inter-city routes — for long distance trips with extra facilities. The buses in which passengers are not allowed to stand have adjustable seats with armrests, luggage storage facilities, and stop announcement and electronic display. Inter city routes in operation are Al Ruwais/Al Shamal, Al Thakhira, Dukhan, Mesaieed Industrial City, Abu Samra, Umm Garn village, Al Kheesa and Al Khor Community.

The corresponding bus routes are 100, 101, 102, 104, 104A, 109, 135, 137, 170, 172 and 102X. All the routes operate from the central bus terminal in Al Ghanim. The new buses are also used for the route from Hamad International Airport to West Bay via Corniche road/City Center mall, and the corresponding route number will be 777. Route 300 operating from Asian town to Abu Nakhla is now extended to Al Shehaniya (Workers Camp) via Rawdat Rashid. The extended service will be in operation from 4am to 11pm with a frequency of 30 minutes per trip. The last service from Asian town will be at 9pm and return from Al Shehaniya will be at 10.50 pm.

“We are receiving requests from various sources for route changes, additional routes and we evaluate the requirement to ensure the demand is met with increased ridership. Then the proposal is submitted to the Ministry of Transport and Communications to verify the feasibility of operating as per safety of the road conditions and we get our approval,” said Mowasalat CEO Khalid Al Hail.

source: The Peninsula