Minibus service free for two more weeks

MTCC's RTL minibus services in Male' City will be free for two more weeks.

The minibus service started in the Greater Male' Area on September 5. The service was free of charge for the past two weeks. It was initially planned that the bus fare would be charged from September 19 onwards.

However, MTCC on Sunday announced that passengers can travel for free for an additional two weeks so that the public can further familiarize themselves with the bus routes and ticketing. Following the end of the extension period, MVR 7 will be charged per trip. However, children below the age of three, students in school uniforms, and those over 65 years can travel free of charge.

Bus QR tickets can be purchased through the RTL website and application. The RTL mobile application can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

The min bus service is organized to cover four neighborhoods of the city. A total of 40 bus stops have been established on the bus routes, and buses will arrive at each stop every 15 minutes. Eighteen buses are being used to provide service, eight of which have ramps and wheelchair access for people with disabilities. There are 20 seats on special needs buses and 22 seats on other buses. In addition, ten people can travel standing.