first phase, stretching from Nana Sita Street (formerly Skinner Street) in
the Tshwane CBD to Hatfield would be operational in April 2013, the city said
in a statement.
system was expected to be completed and operational by October 2015, with 51
stations and 154 buses covering 80km of road, from Shoshanguve to Mamelodi.
completed, residents will benefit from a rapid, high quality, affordable, and
convenient public transport system that will improve urban mobility and
integration," the city said.
The new system
was expected to reduce traffic accidents and congestion, and to lower carbon
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