Sunday, April 14, 2024
PoliticsLRT stalled for almost six hours

LRT stalled for almost six hours

The Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit (LRT) operation was stalled for five hours and forty minutes until 10:40 in the morning because of employees’ strike.

The employees, who demanded different benefits including job safety, halted operation on the morning of July 18, 2018.

Muluken Assefa, CEO of the AALRT, told The Reporter that the employees have been frequently harassed by commuters for power cuts and other technical issues.

After being incorporated under the Addis Ababa City Administration, LRT has suffered from budget shortages and it had requested the City Administration for subsidy.

The Addis Ababa LRT covers a total of 34 kilometers and was built for 475 million dollars obtained from the EXIM Bank of China. The railway service began operation on September 20, 2018 and transports an estimated 15,000 people per hour per direction.

[speaker]
- Advertisement -

Video from Enat Bank Youtube Channel.

Subscribe

- Advertisement -

Popular

More like this
Related

‘Top secret’ talks underway to mediate Ethiopia, Somalia on MoU saga

Presidents Ismail Omar Guelleh and William Ruto are facilitating...

Investment board lays groundwork for trade business liberalization

Petroleum, fertilizer imports to remain off limits Under the leadership...

Ethiopia reinstatement uncertain as US senators push for AGOA reauthorization

Lawmakers in Washington are pushing a bill that would...

Mass killings becoming “shockingly common” in Ethiopia: Amnesty International

The recent killing of Bate Urgessa, a member of...