By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
Ten new luxury buses will be added to the intercity bus fleet of the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) over the next few days.
The new bus is equipped with mobile phone charging stations, spacious seating, extra luggage space and high-quality air-conditioning, and has the capacity to transport 45 passengers especially on long-distance routes.
The fleet consists of 18 Volvo coaches and 21 others with special standards that go with the latest international benchmarks, said Abdul Abdulaziz Al Jarwan, Director of Transport Affairs, SRTA.
The expansion comes in response to the growing demand on intercity bus routes connecting Sharjah to all other emirates through 14 bus routes.
Intercity bus routes operated from Sharjah lifted 4.5 million passengers in the first six months of 2015. In 2013, the overall number of passengers was 5m, indicating a steady increase. More info
Photo: One route each also connects Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, with the latter connecting to Al Dhaid and Khor Fakkan en route. (Supplied)