TRANSPORTATION IN MAURITIUS

Channel:   |   2014/01/29
Play Video
1
TRANSPORTATION IN MAURITIUS
TRANSPORTATION IN MAURITIUS
::2014/01/29::
Play Video
2
Transport Public!(Mauritian Comedy) Vlog #8
Transport Public!(Mauritian Comedy) Vlog #8
::2012/10/13::
Play Video
3
Socicty of Transport  Mauritius bus taped by wazil.3GP
Socicty of Transport Mauritius bus taped by wazil.3GP
::2013/01/16::
Play Video
4
Mauritian NTC Buses
Mauritian NTC Buses
::2011/02/09::
Play Video
5
Harlem Shake Mauritius LKM
Harlem Shake Mauritius LKM
::2013/02/23::
Play Video
6
Mauritius Open Air Festival MOAF 2012 - Big B - Komiko - Trioco - Comedy
Mauritius Open Air Festival MOAF 2012 - Big B - Komiko - Trioco - Comedy
::2012/08/31::
Play Video
7
Gangnam Style in Mauritius with Cim Group
Gangnam Style in Mauritius with Cim Group
::2012/11/07::
Play Video
8
"The final countdown" R.m.heslop
"The final countdown" R.m.heslop's photos around Flic En Flac, Mauritius (flic en flac transport)
::2011/04/27::
Play Video
9
Deux autobus de la CNT prennent feu en pleine rue
Deux autobus de la CNT prennent feu en pleine rue
::2013/06/07::
Play Video
10
mauritian feet in van
mauritian feet in van
::2012/06/14::
Play Video
11
National Transport Corporation ola greve
National Transport Corporation ola greve
::2013/06/26::
Play Video
12
Boeing 767 landing SSR International Airport Mauritius (MRU)
Boeing 767 landing SSR International Airport Mauritius (MRU)
::2013/02/03::
Play Video
13
The Flic en Flac Carnival 2012 - Mauritius
The Flic en Flac Carnival 2012 - Mauritius
::2012/08/28::
Play Video
14
Live in Mauritius - Life abbasc
Live in Mauritius - Life abbasc'ò garage
::2012/07/07::
Play Video
15
Shipping to Mauritius - BeltinExpress
Shipping to Mauritius - BeltinExpress
::2011/05/23::
Play Video
16
Harlem Shake @iStyle Mauritius Original
Harlem Shake @iStyle Mauritius Original
::2013/02/23::
Play Video
17
Container Shipping to Mauritius - BeltinExpress
Container Shipping to Mauritius - BeltinExpress
::2012/05/10::
Play Video
18
Jougadeur (Creole Pokerface Parody)
Jougadeur (Creole Pokerface Parody)
::2012/12/17::
Play Video
19
TEAM BUILDING VATEL MAURITIUS 2013 THE FUNNY GAME
TEAM BUILDING VATEL MAURITIUS 2013 THE FUNNY GAME
::2013/05/30::
Play Video
20
Dinosaur a Moris! (Mauritian Comedy) Vlog #2
Dinosaur a Moris! (Mauritian Comedy) Vlog #2
::2012/08/02::
Play Video
21
CNT : pas de grève générale dans l
CNT : pas de grève générale dans l'immédiat
::2013/06/24::
Play Video
22
CNT : des chauffeurs et de receveurs d
CNT : des chauffeurs et de receveurs d'autobus déclenchent une grève spontanée à la gare du Nord
::2013/06/25::
Play Video
23
New year in Mauritius
New year in Mauritius
::2013/01/12::
Play Video
24
3 brush Bus Wash NTC Mauritius.AVI
3 brush Bus Wash NTC Mauritius.AVI
::2011/12/14::
Play Video
25
KANWAR Mauritius
KANWAR Mauritius
::2012/03/26::
Play Video
26
[FREE PDF] Pirates & Privateers in Mauritius by Denis Piat [PDF]
[FREE PDF] Pirates & Privateers in Mauritius by Denis Piat [PDF]
::2014/03/03::
Play Video
27
Terre Mauritius
Terre Mauritius
::2013/01/03::
Play Video
28
Aviation: Air mauritius, le bon eleve du continent africain- Reportage: Jean-Luc Emile
Aviation: Air mauritius, le bon eleve du continent africain- Reportage: Jean-Luc Emile
::2009/07/13::
Play Video
29
Casinos de Maurice : les exercices de promotion gelés
Casinos de Maurice : les exercices de promotion gelés
::2012/08/22::
Play Video
30
Scary maze game spectacular jumps mauritian version
Scary maze game spectacular jumps mauritian version
::2013/04/14::
Play Video
31
TOFFKO -MAURITIUS FREE (REGGAE HIPHOP)
TOFFKO -MAURITIUS FREE (REGGAE HIPHOP)
::2013/07/03::
Play Video
32
La STC devra verser Rs 2,1 Md à Betamax en cas de résiliation du contrat
La STC devra verser Rs 2,1 Md à Betamax en cas de résiliation du contrat
::2013/03/27::
Play Video
33
Mauritius Waterpark Highway!!..
Mauritius Waterpark Highway!!..
::2012/12/07::
Play Video
34
100 % COMPIL PROMO [DEEJAY MUSIC PRODUCTION] MAURITIUS ISLAND.
100 % COMPIL PROMO [DEEJAY MUSIC PRODUCTION] MAURITIUS ISLAND.
::2012/07/19::
Play Video
35
Bad Connection 02/Mauritius court metrage/ 2002/ MS Stunt Association
Bad Connection 02/Mauritius court metrage/ 2002/ MS Stunt Association
::2010/02/23::
Play Video
36
Mensonge! (Mauritian Comedy) Vlog #7
Mensonge! (Mauritian Comedy) Vlog #7
::2012/09/25::
Play Video
37
Scary Maze funny video Mauritius
Scary Maze funny video Mauritius
::2011/02/03::
Play Video
38
Actie tegen transport proefdieren door Air France-KLM - 1
Actie tegen transport proefdieren door Air France-KLM - 1
::2011/12/24::
Play Video
39
LE SOUFFLEUR - MAURITIUS
LE SOUFFLEUR - MAURITIUS
::2013/08/25::
Play Video
40
Mauritian Open Air Festival 2012 Pt 2
Mauritian Open Air Festival 2012 Pt 2
::2012/08/28::
Play Video
41
Apartment Cheap Accommodation at Pereybere, Mauritius - Le Paon Villa
Apartment Cheap Accommodation at Pereybere, Mauritius - Le Paon Villa
::2013/05/26::
Play Video
42
Over the Islands of Africa - Mauritius
Over the Islands of Africa - Mauritius
::2011/07/06::
Play Video
43
Mr Mauritius 2012 - Josué Janson
Mr Mauritius 2012 - Josué Janson
::2012/11/25::
Play Video
44
China Cultural Center Mauritius - End of Year Party 2012-Top Models
China Cultural Center Mauritius - End of Year Party 2012-Top Models
::2012/12/18::
Play Video
45
Shipping Services to Mauritius - BeltinExpress
Shipping Services to Mauritius - BeltinExpress
::2012/04/04::
Play Video
46
Le Mauricien et Les Pubs! (Les pires pubs)
Le Mauricien et Les Pubs! (Les pires pubs)
::2013/05/02::
Play Video
47
Vans scolaires : 184 accompagnateurs enregistrés
Vans scolaires : 184 accompagnateurs enregistrés
::2012/08/21::
Play Video
48
Mainstay Vintage TV Advert -
Mainstay Vintage TV Advert - 'Mauritius Underwater' 1984
::2010/12/14::
Play Video
49
Mauritius Maurice Tropical Isl
Mauritius Maurice Tropical Isl
::2011/04/18::
Play Video
50
Offerte Merville Beach   Gran Baie   Mauritius    by Olta = On Line Travel Agency #947
Offerte Merville Beach Gran Baie Mauritius by Olta = On Line Travel Agency #947
::2013/12/28::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Transportation in Mauritius is characterized by the network of roadways, ports, and airports. The island was originally only accessible by boat until 1922, when the first flight landed in Mauritius.[1]

Rail transport[edit]

There are currently no railways in Mauritius. There were previously industrial railways,[2] but these have been abandoned. A railway system existed from the 1860s to the 1960s. Due to persistent unprofitability from 1948 to 1953, it was finally closed in 1964. To cope with increasing road traffic congestion, a Light Rail Transit system has been proposed between Curepipe and Port Louis. As of 2011, it is still in the planning stages.

The proposed system would cover a distance of some 25 km, with some 13 stations, many located in town centres along the route where existing transport terminals already exist. The end-to-end journey time would be approximately 32 minutes and carriages would be air-conditioned. Headways would vary by time of day, but are expected to be of the order of 5 minutes in peak periods. Access to stations would be by an integrated system of comfortable and reliable feeder buses.[3]

Motorized transport[edit]

History[edit]

At the beginning of 1860, the transport of passengers and goods was undertaken by about 2,000 horses, 4,000 donkeys and 4,500 carriages and carts.[4] With the advent of the railways, and later of motorized transport, animal based transport systems declined on the island.

In January 1901, the first two seater car, imported by Goupille & Cie, was disembarked. In October of that same year, the Union Regnard sugar estate (Now F.U.E.L) received the first motorized truck of British origin, capable of transporting up to 5 tons.[5]

In 1930, the island had 3,016 vehicles: around 2,401 private cars, 300 taxis, 303 trucks, 92 buses and 220 motorcycles. In 1950, vehicles numbered in the 5,161 and went up to 13,291 in 1960 with the decline of the railways. In 1970, the number of vehicles nearly doubled, going to 25,389 motorised vehicles. This included 12,546 cars, 4,171 trucks, 722 buses and 5,383 motorcycles.[1] Public transport, in the form of buses, grew in line with the demographic and economic growth of the island. Thus, buses numbered 186 in 1950, 488 in 1960, 722 in 1970 and 1,490 in 1980.[6]

As of June 2011, 392,276 vehicles are registered on the island. 46% consists of cars and dual-purpose vehicles and 41% of motorized two-wheelers. The remaining 13% consists of vans, lorries and trucks, buses and other vehicles.[7]

National Transport Authority[edit]

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is the governmental department established under the Road Traffic Act in 1980 whose main responsibility is the regulation and control of road transport in Mauritius and Rodrigues. It falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport and Shipping. The responsibility for the administration of the NTA rests with the Road Transport Commissioner.

The NTA also has a board constituted under section 73 of the Road Traffic Act. The Board consists of a Chairman appointed by the Minister and 10 other members. The board is responsible to hear and decide on the applications for licenses for the transport of goods and passengers; and disciplinary proceedings instituted against transport operators, drivers and conductors of public service vehicles for offences committed under the Act.[8]

The other responsibilities of this governmental department are:

  • registration and transfer of ownership of motor vehicles;
  • licensing of public service vehicles and goods vehicles as well as petrol service stations;
  • collection of road tax and other licence fees;
  • examination of motor vehicles as to their road-worthiness;
  • licensing of bus conductors;
  • enforcement of road transport legislation and monitoring the level of service of public transport;
  • enforcement of parking regulations;
  • keeping statistics relating to motor vehicles; and
  • planning of new transport services.

Road network[edit]

For an island of 1,865 km2, there are 2 066 km of roads in Mauritius, of which 48.5% are main roads, 28.7% are secondary roads, 3.6% are motorways and the remaining 19.2% are made up of other types of roads. The number of vehicles per km of road is at 177 as of 2009.[9] The bus network is quite extensive and is organized around Port Louis. New air-conditioned buses have been introduced to link Port Louis with the main residential areas of the island.

Bus network[edit]

Mauritius has a widespread bus network with around 220 bus lines and roughly 900 bus stops.[10] They are operated by a number of major companies (National Transport Corporation, Mauritius Bus Transport, Rose Hill Transport, Triolet Bus Service, United Bus Service, Luna Transport) and various individual operators which are organized in regional Bus Owners Co-operative Societies (BOCS). The bus prices are regulated by the Government of Mauritius. However, there is no such thing as an operator independent ticket which could be used across the island.

Water transport[edit]

Ports and harbours[edit]

Port Louis is the main port in Mauritius. Port Mathurin is the main port on Rodrigues Island. Mauritius was only accessible by boat until 1922, when the first flight landed in Mauritius

Merchant marine[edit]


total: 8 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 550142 GRT/90,017 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
ships by type: cargo 2, combination bulk 2, container 2, cargo 2
note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Belgium 1, India 3, Norway 1, Switzerland 2 (2002 est.)

Air transport[edit]

History[edit]

The first recorded flight, with takeoff from Mauritius, was undertaken on 2 June 1922 by Major F.W.Honnet. The plane, a mono-engine biplane, christened Maurice, had come by boat. For the inaugural flight, the land at the Gymkhana, Vacoas was converted into an improvised airport.[1]

On 10 September 1933, two French pilots, Maurice Samat and Paul Louis Lemerle, flew from Reunion Island to Mauritius on a Potez 43 plane called Monique. The pilots landed in Mon-Choisy in the north of the island. On 4 October of the same year, a Mauritian pilot, Jean Hily, took off from Mon-Choisy for Réunion island. However, he never made it and was lost at sea.[1] For some years that followed, the Mon-Choisy strip was used as an airport for the rare airplanes that landed on the island. However, in 1942, with the entry of Japan into the Second World War, the island gained a strategic importance in the Indian Ocean and thus the British government hastily built a new airport in the south of the island at Plaisance. On 24 November 1943, the first military airplane, a Dakota of the Royal Air Force (R.A.F) coming from Nairobi with a stopover at Madagascar, landed in Plaisance.

In 1945, with the end of the war, the airport was opened to the civil aviation. Thus, on 10 February of that year, a Junker 52 of the Réseau des Liaisons Aériennes Francaises (R.L.A.F), later known as Air France, landed in Plaisance. Since 1945, the R.L.A.F operated the Paris-Mauritius line. The journey of 6 days and 7 stops included Antananarivo and Reunion island. In 1946, the R.A.F handed over the Plaisance airport to the Mauritian authorities.

Air France became the first commercial aviation company to come to Mauritius. As from 1947, it’s DC4, transporting 44 passengers, undertook the Paris-Mauritius in 3 days, including night time flight, with 12 stops in between. The following year, the British company SkyWays initiated a weekly flight on the Plaisance-Nairobi line. The introduction of Boeings as from 1961 sensibly reduced the travel time on this line. Even though Mauritius was a British colony, the British Overseas Airways Corporation (B.O.A.C) began to come to Mauritius only from 1962. The Mauritius-London itinerary took 26 hours, with 4 stops. In 1967, a Boeing 707, capable of carrying 160 passengers was introduced on the Paris-Mauritius line, decreasing the travel time to 18 hours.[1]

Initially, Mauritian civil and commercial aviation developed under the impulsion of Rogers & Co Company. The aviation department within Rogers was created by Amédée Maingard on his return from the Second World War. In June 1967, the national company, Air Mauritius was created. The Mauritian government, British Airways, Air France and Air India were the initial stakeholders in this initiative, with Rogers an active supporter. Amédée Maingard became the first president of Air Mauritius and Jean Ribet the general manager.[6] In December 1972, Air Mauritius landed a Piper-Navajo (twin-engined plane of 6 places), rented from Air Madagascar, in Rodrigues. Then, as from 1975, a Havilland Twin Otter of 16 places was used on the Mauritius-Rodrigues route.[11]

Airports[edit]

As of 2014, there are 5 airports in Mauritius and its dependencies
International Airport (Mauritius island): Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Runways and length Amount Airport(s)
Paved, total 2
Paved, over 3,047 meters 1 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Plaine Magnien
Paved, 914 to 1,523 meters 1 Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport, Plaine Corail
Unpaved, total 3
Unpaved, 914 to 1,523 meters 2  ?
Unpaved, under 914 meters 1  ?

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nagapen, Amédée (2010). Histoire de la Colonie: Isle de France - Ile Maurice (1721-1968). Editions de L'Océan Indien. p. 138. ISBN 978-99903-0-619-4. 
  2. ^ "Newspaper Article". Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Light Rail Transit". Ministry of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport & Shipping - Light Rail Transit. Ministry of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport & Shipping. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Nagapen, Amédée (2010). Histoire de la Colonie: Isle de France - Ile Maurice (1721-1968). Editions de L'Océan Indien. p. 92. ISBN 978-99903-0-619-4. 
  5. ^ Nagapen, Amédée (2010). Histoire de la Colonie: Isle de France - Ile Maurice (1721-1968). Editions de L'Océan Indien. p. 121. ISBN 978-99903-0-619-4. 
  6. ^ a b Nagapen, Amédée (2010). Histoire de la Colonie: Isle de France - Ile Maurice (1721-1968). Editions de L'Océan Indien. pp. 153–154. ISBN 978-99903-0-619-4. 
  7. ^ Statistics Mauritius. "Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics: January - June 2011– Highlights". Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics (Island of Mauritius). Statistics Mauritius. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  8. ^ National Transport Authority. "About Us". National Transport Authority - About Us. National Transport Authority. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Digest of Road Transport & Road Accident Statistics 2009". Digest of Road Transport & Road Accident Statistics 2009. Statistics Mauritius. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mauritius online bus route enquiry". Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  11. ^ Nagapen, Amédée (2010). Histoire de la Colonie: Isle de France - Ile Maurice (1721-1968). Editions de L'Océan Indien. p. 187. ISBN 978-99903-0-619-4. 
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License

Mashpedia enables any individual or company to promote their own Youtube-hosted videos or Youtube Channels, offering a simple and effective plan to get them in front of our engaged audience.

Want to learn more? Please contact us at: hello@mashpedia.com

Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014