Defence ministry encourages conscripts to use public transport (Cyprus)


The Cypriot ministry of defence is launching an initiative that it hopes will encourage those on military service to use public transport more frequently.

The new plan, which will start on 1 February, will award points to conscripts that use buses to travel to and from their units.

The draftees gathering the most points for using buses this year will earn an extra few days’ leave before their discharge.

They will also be entered into a raffle where they can win prizes, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.