Owners of vehicle in Rusizi and the neighbouring districts will effective tomorrow enjoy the services of Mobile motor vehicle inspection lane for ten days.
According to the Director of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Emmanuel Kalinda, the Mobile Test Lane will be stationed in Rusizi effective November 15.
“The mobile test lane rotates in different provinces as part of Rwanda National Police’s programme to bring services closer to the people. This time, it will be stationed in Rusizi for ten days to serve vehicles in and around the district,” CSP Kalinda said.
The Rusizi mission will mark the end of a six-month rotation of the Mobile motor vehicle inspection lane. The lane is set to be redeployed in January.
“We request owners of vehicles in the Western Province and the nearby districts to exploit this opportunity and bring their vehicles for inspection to avoid costly journey to Kigali for the same service, and to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy to prevent road accidents that can result from mechanical faults,” CSP Kalinda added.
The mobile test Lane supports other mechanical inspection centres to serve car owners residing far in the countryside, who previously braved long distances to Kigali to have their vehicles inspected.
It has the capacity to inspect up to 100 vehicles per day.
“The western province has many business vehicles and as you know, commercial vehicles are inspected every six months; and driving to Kigali becomes a bit costly. This is why we opt to take the mobile mechanical inspection services to such far places,” he noted.
With five lanes at Remera MIC, Mobile Test Lane and one lane at Police Training School (PTS) Gishari in Rwamagana District, daily inspection capacity now stands at over 800 vehicles.
Last year, inspections increased by about 27 percent to 96, 283, up from 75, 839 inspections in 2014.
In this year’s first six months alone, a total of 152,778 vehicles have been inspected, according to statistics from MIC.