National Bus Service rejuvenates BT-LL services with new coaches

National Bus Service, administered by Mulli Brothers’ business empire, has rejuvenated the Blantyre-Lilongwe coach service by injecting new state-of-the-art Marco Polo coaches.

The smiling stewards beside their coach
Parked at Blantyre Sports Club waiting to ferry the Lilongwe golfers back
Patel briefing the journalists some of the coach’s amenities

The coaches were officially launched on Saturday through a golf tournament the company sponsored at Blantyre Sports Club.

Some of the participating golfers were transported from Lilongwe to Blantyre in two of the coaches that are equipped with uninterrupted wifi services, air conditioning, reclining seats, refrigerator, phone charging ports, high definition TVs, toilets and offers excellent refreshments.

National Bus Service general manager, Vincent Patel told the media that they decided to come back into the market in a big way by marketing through the golfers, most of whom are market leaders who travel a lot between the two cities.

“National Bus Service has been a major player in the passenger transport industry since time immemorial,” Patel said in reference to the fact that the company was bought from government after UK-based Stagecoach closed their business in early 2000.

Before then the company was run by the government under the name United Bus Company (UTM). When Stagecoach took over, it introduced the luxurious coach service to cater for frequent travellers as an alternative break from constant long-haul driving, which National Bus Service inherited.

National Bus Service went a mile further by introducing trendy state-of-the-art double decker coaches while maintaining the rural routes which were neglected by other players in the industry.

The company also inherited a passenger service vehicle (PSV) training school, which equips and certifies its drivers and other interested people in defensive techniques and other legal passenger service procedures.

Thus Patel assures the public that their coach and other bus services are rarely involved in nasty road accidents because their drivers are well trained, well mannered just as their crew members.

“We assure our customers that their safety in transit is guaranteed and that they will enjoy the best comfort in our coaches.

“We are taking a mile further as the market leader and we will continue providing the industry with many more innovations,” he said.

He said charges from Blantyre to Lilongwe and vice versa are at K15,000 and the departure points for Blantyre — at 7am and 11am — are at the newly-opened Golden Peacock at Chichiri before stopping at Old Bestobell premises near City Motors at Ginnery Corner.

The same times of departure apply for Lilongwe to Blantyre at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) and at City Mall.

Patel said the new fleet will start its operations from Tuesday, December 1.

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Rocky Dada
Rocky Dada
7 months ago

Kodi aliyense azingoti business ndi ya bus? Yes, you were already in this business but messed up and exited the sector, please leave this to other players who already in there, you, with your legit erhm,,,,,legit financial muscle should enter other viable sectors out there. Dont overcrowd the bus buzz…

johny
johny
7 months ago

zoonadi man vin p ntchito mukuigwila mpaka zasopano

Khwaxun
Khwaxun
7 months ago

Better move

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
7 months ago

The colour looks like….

Mpakateni
7 months ago

The colour should not be blue which represents a colour of one political party in the country. A neutral colour should be white and the graphic of the national flag as it appears on the side, is quite acceptable. This is a national bus company, not DPP Bus company.

Nagama
Nagama
7 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

And what is the blue stripe doing on the national flag?

KWENGWERE
KWENGWERE
7 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

You dwell on trivia. Small brain.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

Tipemphe nao boma kuti kumhale ma bus ngati dzana litali lija. Mw okomera tonse.
ma bus a boma not a private..ma bus akuluakulu oima pali pasi pa mitengo yotsika kuti anthu akumidzi azifikilidwa. yes ma minibus ndi amenewa plan ya muluzi koma yasosola kupha anthu.
ma driver athu a ma bus akuluakulu osangotenga ophuzilila kumpanda ayyyiiiii conde.
tipemphe a boma kuti aikepo maso anthu asamangobweretsa private buses tikufuna ngati za (UNITED TRANSPORT OF MW. UTM.)

Mulii mhhhhhh tisamale naye uyu.
zikomo

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
7 months ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

He did not inherit the “passenger training school”.. in fact he connived with conman Bingu to steal (sell at a give away price) all former UTM infrastructures and machinery. Ngati akugula tomato ndithu, mbava zenizeni za DPP. Shame!

Jk
Jk
7 months ago

Those are chinese buses from the look of things not marcopolo and 15000 is a prohibitive price.. maybe they have their target market otherwise the rest of us will make do with the sososo’s and Tam Tams we shall still get there…

KWENGWERE
KWENGWERE
7 months ago
Reply to  Jk

Dont say the rest of us. You are alone in there. Anthu azikwera Chamba eti?

Liars exposed
7 months ago

Good for National bus. No need of asking the driver to stop the bus for one to relieve himself of the nitrogenous compounds in the body. Washing facilities are in the bus. Ife okonda kukozakoza bus yathu nayi.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

A Patel tkufunirani zabwino zonse koma if akukaya simunatigazire.Kumukudziwa inu kuti kukaya kumafunika mabasi abwino ngati amewa.Chond e mutiganizireko ba nyinu.

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