BUS operators providing public service transport between Northwest Guadalcanal and Honiara are being urged to keep their buses clean and tidy at all times.
Not only that but bus conductors must also neat and tidy.
This follows complaints and concerns raised by commuters traveling in mini-vans that are providing transport daily between the two areas.
Solomon Star Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki claimed many passengers have expressed appointment with the conditions of these mini vans.
He said some of the buses have no cover seats and the chairs torn apart or cover with betel nut stains and had bad smell.
Mr Toki further claimed that some of these buses are not fit to be on the road because they appeared too old.
“Given the bad conditions of these buses its very dangerous for people to travel inside these buses.”
Toki said a young man recently got injured to was his right leg from an iron sticking out from one of the bus’ seats that scratches his knee and left him bleeding after attempting to drop off.
The young man had to undergo medical attention to avoid further infection.
Mr Toki added that bad body ordour from bus conductors is also a challenge for the commuters.
“A woman says the bad smell from the bus conductors is not helpful. It seems some of these bud conductors haven’t had bath in days.
“She says their unpleasant smell is very annoying when the bus got crowded with passengers, forcing the conductor to squeeze up with people in the bus.”
Therefore Mr Toki said bus conductors and drivers must take note of the concerns and improve on their services.
He also calls on the police to conduct inspection on the vehicles as well.
By AATAI JOHN