Mowasalat has announced the bus routes that will be operational from Tuesday, as the first stage of Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions gets underway.
In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) had said the operators of public transit – buses and Metro – could resume services at 30% of their capacity from September 1. This was line with an earlier announcement by the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management.
Accordingly, Mowasalat on Sunday said in a post on social media that the following city bus (Karwa) routes would operate from Tuesday: 11, 12, 20, 21, 32, 33, 33A, 43, 55, 56, 57, 101, 102, 102X, 104, 104A, 109, 119, 727, 737, 170 and 757.
These are in addition to the Metrolink feeder buses that will resume services from Tuesday: M128, M134, M140, M124, M125, M121, M122, M118, M115, M143, M105, M145, M313, M208, M209, M202 and M203.
The Metrolink buses, which connect Doha Metro stations with surrounding areas, are operated by Karwa.
For more information on route timings, one can download the Karwa Bus app or visit the Karwa website at https://mowasalat.com/English/Our-Services/Bus-Schedules
The MoTC has stressed the need for all operators of public transport to comply with the precautionary measures stipulated by the Ministry of Public Health, run a Covid-19 test for all those who work in the public transit system and at stations, and ensure a negative result before allowing them to go back to work.
The measures also include checking their body temperatures daily and continuously, isolating those who exhibit disease symptoms and contacting the authorities concerned for any necessary precautionary and health measures.
The MoTC has also stressed that operators need to provide ‘compliance officers’ according to the capacity determined for public transport (buses, Metro and stations). These officers will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all precautionary measures and that they are being followed by public transit users, who must avoid crowding.
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