Dubai: Oman National Transport Company (Mwasalat) has announced that it is all set to restart intercity public transport services from today following approval from the Supreme Committee dealing with the COVID-19 situation, local media reported.
In a statement issued yesterday, the state-owned operator said, “Based on the approval of the Supreme Committee, it has been decided to resume public transport services in the Sultanate according to the specified dates and requirements.”
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“Bus services between the cities will resume in the first stage, to be followed by a gradual return in the operation of the service within the cities,” the operator said in the statement.
Mwasalat provides a number of services from the governorate of Muscat to different wilayats of the Sultanate (Jaalan Bani Bu Ali, Al Buraimi, Ibri, Duqm, Yanqul, Sur, Rustaq, Salalah, Marmul, Masirah, Khasab and Haima) and the Emirate of Dubai. It also operate from Salalah to a number of wilayats.
The schedule and the rates have been posted on the twitter handle of Mwasalat indicating that the services will be resumed on a daily basis.
With airports in the country resuming partial operations on October 1 and having adopted the required safety protocols for travellers and workers, Oman Air started flights to Duqm on September 20, and is now operating six flights every week to Al Wusta Governorate.
Boat operators have additionally resumed their actions for some time now, with social distancing and sanitisation measures in place.