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JUTC Announces Deployment Of Special Fire Teams Days After 3 Buses Went Up In Flames


The State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, has announced the establishment and deployment of special fire teams to all its depots.

The decision was made during an emergency meeting of the company’s management today after three of its buses caught fire days apart.

Managing Director of the JUTC, Paul Abrahams says they’re doing all they can to ensure the safety of commuters.

Neika Lewis reports.

The government run bus company on Friday, convened an emergency meeting.

This after three of its multi-million dollar buses caught fire in the Corporate Area just days apart.

The latest incident occurred on Thursday meters away from the scene of the second bus fire on Hope Road.

The Special Team will be headed by a fleet engineer and takes immediate effect.

The team’s sole purpose will be to assess and monitor the fleet fortnightly instead of the current monthly schedule.

It’s understood three bus fires in a year is unprecedented for the bus company.

It’s also confirmed that two of the buses that caught fire were from the Rockfort Depot in Kingston.

So are these fires the work of arsonists?

He says the bus involved in the most recent fire incident should be back in operation by the latest Monday as the damage to the unit wasn’t extensive.

The JUTC boss is also insisting the matters are being given priority treatment to ensure the safety of commuters.

It’s understood one JUTC bus caught fire last year.

No one was injured in any of the incidents.

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