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MPL announces bus fares for Sinamale Bridge routes

25 December 2018, MVT 11:27
Passengers boarding the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL)'s public transportation route from Male' to Hulhumale'/ Hulhule'. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU
25 December 2018, MVT 11:27

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) announced on Monday the fares for the Male’-Hulhule’-Hulhumale bus line, which comes into effect on January 1, 2019.

The bus line between capital Male’, airport island Hulhule’, and the reclaimed suburb of Hulhumale’, was free of charge since the inauguration of Sinamale’ Bridge in September.

Bus fares:

- Male' - Hulhumale' : MVR 10

- Male’ - Velana International Airport : MVR 10

- Hulhumale’ - Velana International Airport : MVR 10

According to the notice released by MPL, an electronic fare card ‘TouchLink’ has been designed for bus commuters, which can be purchased for MVR 20 at the Male’ and Hulhumale’ bus stations.

The previous government had tasked the state-owned MPL to run public transportation for the Male'-Hulhule'-Hulhumale' route. MPL has since invested approximately MVR 100 million to purchase buses specially for the Sinamale Bridge line.