Lawmakers give nod to seat increase in minibuses

Lawmakers have given the green light for the number of seats on minibuses to be increased from the current 16 to 19.

The Transport Secretary, Anthony Cheung, described the increase as a “breakthrough”, and said it would boost the overall efficiency of the city’s minibus services.

He added that the government will conduct a review next year to see if there’s a need to further increase their carrying capacity.

Earlier this year major minibus service operators agreed to freeze fares for at least one year if extra seats were added.

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