‘Proper policy will make public transportation affordable, cleaner’
Worried about the condition of the transport system in the country, stakeholders have expressed confidence that proper policy will make public transportation more affordable and cleaner.
They also advised policy makers to shift focus to a greener transportation system as it will save the country from harmful fossil fuels emission.
This is coming even as Stallion Group is taking proactive and preventive measures to ensure contact between tricycle operators and passengers, are minimized to control the spread of Coronavirus disease following its successful acquisition of the Bajaj franchise.
Managing Director, Stallion Auto KeKe Limited, Manish Rohtagi who disclosed this in Lagos, stated that a flexible separator is designed to keep passengers and drivers away and that the Group is also going to distribute it at no cost to their dealers.
Apart from that, Manish added that Stallion is equally preparing a specilaised kit that will include mask and sanitizers for both the drivers and commuters.
In terms of cleaner environment, Rohtagi noted that with government support, it is estimated that Bajaj brand of tricycles can run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the future across Nigeria.
He pointed out that, his company is confident that, with the help of policy makers, they can make public transportation more affordable and cleaner.
According to him, there is an opportunity that Bajaj has vast potentials for growth in the Nigerian market.
He said Bajaj is the dominant tricycle brand with over 70% market share in populous countries like India, Argentina, Columbia and the other Asian & Latin American countries.
He therefore noted that Nigerian success stories are a matter of time.
“The right approach and service to the dealers and consumers to bring out the USPs of the product and essence of the brand will add strength for it to become the market leader”, he said.
Stressing that Bajaj is the world leader and market leader in North, Central Nigeria and many states in the East with dominant market share of over 85%, Manish added that their focus has always been in keeping their employees and dealers satisfied.
“The core of our strategy in non-leading markets would revolve around our channel partners. The Nigerian customer is much evolved and well informed, and they have a keen eye for value for money and support by the company. We are committed to bring this to them”, he said.