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Routes Policy - PART III

PART 3.0: ROUTES

3.1.1 LOCAL ROUTES FOR COMMUTER OMNIBUSES.

  • 1. All routes shall emanate from a designated terminus.
  • 2. All routes shall terminate at a designated terminus or point.
  • 3. The picking up and setting down of passengers shall be done off the carriageway and at points designated for this purpose.
  • 4. Along routes vehicles are to move in a forward direction only.
  • 5. No passengers shall be picked up from an undesignated point.
  • 6. All vehicles to carry detailed description of the route.
  • 7. Request for variation of routes shall be made in writing to the Local Authority and shall be only be granted upon giving a satisfactory reason
  • 8. Deviation from designated routes shall not be tolerated and should the company be found deviating from a route it shall in the first instance be warned and on the second instance be fined and on the third instance be deregistered.
  • 9. Routes to be established by Council along major roads guided by Council policy and in consultation with relevant residents associations.

3.1.2 ROUTES FOR COUNTRY BUSES ENTERING AND EXITING THE TOWN.

  • 1. All buses entering, leaving or passing through Bulawayo shall use designated terminus where they shall set down passengers and pick passengers. They may use designated drop off point’s enroute to the designated termini.
  • 2. All buses to use designated routes into and out of the city and these routes shall be clearly sign posted.
  • 3. Overnight storage of buses at termini shall be strictly prohibited.
  • 4. Repairs and cleaning of buses shall be done at approved depots.
  • 5. Parking of buses within residential areas shall be prohibited.
  • 6. Country buses exiting the city should be charged a fee which shall be used in the maintenance of the termini.

3.1.3 ROUTES FOR VEHICLES IN EXCESS OF 9 TONNES

  • 1. All vehicles in excess of 9 tonnes should follow routes stipulated by Council.
  • 2. All vehicles in excess of 9 tonnes wishing to divert from designated routes shall only do so after obtaining written permission from Council.
  • 3. All vehicles in excess of 9 tonnes shall park at designated sites.

3.1.4 LUXURY COACHES ENTERING AND EXITING THE CITY

  • 1. Luxury coaches shall operate from the designated termini but may be linked to hotels in the CBD by means of a shuttle service.
  • 2. They shall enter and exit the city via designated routes.

3.1.5 METERED TAXIS1. Shall operate within a radius of 40km of the General Post Office (GPO) and shall operate under the auspices of a single company.

  • 1. Shall park at a designated point requested from and allocated by Council.
  • 2. To be charged a parking fee

3.1.6 Public Service Vehicles Routes

  • 1. Mini buses, Combis, Buses registered or unregistered shall not be permitted in the CBD for whatever reason. Such vehicles shall at all times be parked at places designated for their parking or storage.
  • 2. Owners of such vehicles may apply to Council to use them in the CBD for private and personal use. Council’s determination of such applications shall be final.
  • 3. Only metered taxis shall be permitted to make door to door delivery of passengers.

3.1.7 Driving Schools shall at all times operate from premises approved by Council.

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