SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Dec. 29) – Fiji bus companies are threatening to withdraw their services because of the increasingly dangerous conditions of the Kings Road at Korovou .
[PIR editor’s note: Korovou is located in the central part of Viti Levu island, northwest of the capital city of Suva.]
Salendra Narayan, Managing Director for Flying Prince Transport, says the road conditions are deteriorating daily and their concerns appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
"We had complained to PWD before the long weekend but they said all staff had gone on leave,' he said. "It becomes costly to put our buses on these roads. The road conditions damage the buses, which we have to repair often.
"We are paying third party and wheel taxes to run these buses on the roads and if the roads are not up to the standard then we shouldn't be paying anything at all."
Sunbeam Transport's Suva manager Haroon Ali said the road near Bucalevu, Ra, was the most dangerous...