ArmInfo. Transport routes should be accessible and comfortable for residents of all localities of Armenia, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies of Armenia Vahan Martirosyan stated on July 11 visiting Central and North Yerevan bus stations The head of Ministry of Transport assured that the activities of the bus stations are at the center of his attention.
According to the Transport Ministry press service, during the visit of the head of the department, issues related to flight schedules, the quality of passenger transportation, comfort of waiting rooms, as well as number of issues related to the sphere were discussed. In particular, the director and deputy director of the Central bus station presented to the minister the work process. It was noted that the tickets are sold at the ticket offices, the cars leave uninterruptedly, according to the set time. Passengers confirmed that they bought tickets and leave at the exact time. Despite the positive changes, the tickets are still sold in the traditional way - through cash desks, in front of which the queues accumulate. The director of the bus station noted that in this direction steps are being taken to switch to an electronic ticketing system in a short time.
Vahan Martirosyan interested also in medical space activity. The Minister was assured that before leaving the route, drivers undergo medical examination. Often apply passengers.
Minister was also interested in parking at the territory of bus station, provided for the departure of cars, including the large number of taxis. The director explained that these are cars that meet and see off passengers. The minister instructed to allocate territories for these machines and not allow that clusters interfere with the work of regular carriers. Taxis should be parked in designated places, Martirosyan noted.
The conditions of the building of bus station are also problematic: the roof, which has not been repaired for a decade, is dripping, the bathrooms are in poor condition. Vahan Martirosyan instructed to draw up an estimate, so that, if the necessary amount is available, a step-by-step solution is given to the problems.
In the "Northern" bus station, from where passenger transportation is carried out to the southern populated points of Armenia - Masis, Ararat, Dvin, Goris, Meghri and other directions, the minister was informed that there is no waiting room at the territory of bus station. For that, related to the violation of the norms of construction, the construction of the building was interrupted. Before solving the problem, a small area is allocated and several benches are installed.
Minister instructed to separate the territory of the bus station, put in order, solve the issue of building a waiting room, ensure normal conditions for carriers as soon as it is possible.