Mahdia Minibus drivers picket the deplorable state of the roadways
Mahdia mini-bus drivers today, picketed the deplorable state of the road and were calling for urgent measures to taken by the authorities to have it repaired.
According to the drivers, funds were already allocated for the road repair but Government seem bent on playing politics.
The picketing exercise was held outside of the route 72 mini-bus park on Hadfield Street, outside of public buildings. According to the drivers, the situation is so bad that after every trip, they are forced to go to the mechanic. They said, that upping the price will not help the situation, since the commuters will be faced with the added burden.
The price from Georgetown to Mahdia is $7000 one way for the six hour drive, but according to the drivers since the road began deteriorating the trip has increased by some four hours.