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Mercato Bus Terminal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia begins operations

The newly built Mercato Bus Terminal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has begun operations according to the Addis Ababa City Administration Transport Bureau.Named after Mercato, the largest open market in the East African country, the newly built terminal will only host Anbessa and Sheger city buses. It will allow the oldest city bus-Anbessa- to transport passengers to 35 destinations in Addis Ababa, and allow the youngest city commuter – Sheger Bus – to transport its customers to and from 17 destinations in the capital city.The distinctiveness of the new facilityAccording to Aregawi Maru, the head of communication affairs at the transport bureau, the Mercato Bus Terminal is different from existing terminals in that it is not only an arrival and departure center for commuters, but also has two-story floors that can host up to 20 buses at a time, which is a higher number than what the already existing terminals could accommodate.

Source: Further Africa

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