Triolet, the longest village & TBS, wat a bus service!
Situated in the north of the island, Triolet is one of the biggest village in Mauritius, but certainly the longest of all. Populated with over thousands of people from all religious beliefs, the MY village, lacks nothing but a good bus service! we will come to that a little bit later….
Among the existing infrastructures we have for instance:
- excellent roads, with over 5 humps(speed breakers) lol !
- a large market place, XXL size,
- Police Station, Fire Station, Postal Service, Health Care Center
- 3 main primary schools, several colleges, lots of pre-primary schools,
- a branch of practically all banks of Mauritius and
- perhaps hundred of bus stops, with thousands of unsatisfied bus users!
One particularity of Triolet is that it can be said to have no “business center” since everything is scattered all long the main road, divided into different regions, among which we have the famous 3 (7eme mille, 8eme mille & 9eme mille), 3-Boutiques, Cinema Anand, Cinema Cassée, Derningham, Solitude, Terminus & etc…
Thats for a brief intro about the village and
what if we discuss about the bus service?
|Triolet Bus Service has the exclusivity to be the only 1 bus company to “serve” over the village and the neighboring villages : Trou aux Biches, Grand Baie, Cap Malheureux, Pointe aux Piments, St Antoine, Arsenal, Riviere du rempart, Fond du sac (added to the request of Neha & Deepa, telling me wat to write here) & etc… without forgetting Pointe aux Sables & La Tour Koeing.|
Unfortunately, when it comes to wait the bus early in the morning, then its better to “prend ene la bougie rouge”.
During school days, at times, you can wait upto 30-45 mins to get a bus in which u can find a STANDING PLACE!
Be it a school day or a holiday, there is the same number of buses on the roads + perhaps a few buses dedicated to colleges. However when its your turn to enter a normal bus, 3/4 of the passengers are students!
For instance, several times i had to wait on the bus stop from 0705 to 0745 before getting a bus to go to work.
If one day you have to go to the capital during the peak time ( 07:15-08:00), i would advise you either set out much earlier or much later!
I am sure, there must be someone who is directly related to the management of Triolet Bus Service (TBS) reading this, so this is for you!
Kot to eter
- kant mo bisin faire porte manteau dan bis dan gramatin?
- kant mo bisin pourri dan soleil pu attane bis ki zamais vini?
- kant gagne place diboute dans ene bis ki ressembler boite sardine?
Another thing….again on the buses from TBS…
Notice the arrows (^ above ^) pointing to the bells (sonnettes).
In most of the buses of TBS, they are situated nearly at the roof of the bus, and now imagine the following scene:
A small girl (like Neha, height : 1m50) stopping at the next bus stop and trying to “peze sonnette”. Poor girl, her hands will never reach the bell, and she will have to ask the help of an adult(long enough) each time she travels in such buses to and from school!!!
This problem does not only concerns Neha, but hundreds/thousands of children, students and elderly people travelling by bus!
Kot lizier bane f**** la ti eter kant zotte ti place sa sonnettes la sa hauteur la?
meme mwa mo gagne probleme!
This post reflets the reality of loads of inhabitants of Triolet and those from the neighbouring villages, served by TBS!!!
SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE!
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