After a four day suspension from operating, Modern Coast Express Limited has announced that the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has given them the green light to get back on the roads.
The long distance public service transport operator had had its license suspended following an accident that involved two of its buses on Mombasa-Nairobi highway on the night of 11/12 December 2019 and other accidents prior to that. On the night, seven people lost their lives while over 50 were being treated at various hospitals.
On a post on its Twitter handle, the operator said, “We are pleased to inform all our passengers that we have received permission from NTSA to resume normal scheduled bus services from 1.00 pm today the 17.12.2019.”
The regulator had ordered all the firm’s buses to be inspected afresh and all the crew taken through a refresher course, which the company confirmed that all those conditions have already been met.
The company has refunded travelers who were affected by the suspension between 12/12/2019 to 16/12/2019 the monies they had paid. “All passengers who were not able to travel between 12.12.2019 and the 16.12.2019 will also receive a KES 300 discount voucher code via text message for their next new ticket purchase with Modern Coast that is valid till 30.03.2020,” said the firm on its Twitter handle.
By the time of publishing, NTSA had not released any official statement on this development.