The Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA) is going ahead with an important step in upgrading its services.

After introducing the telematics system and electronic ticket services, the organisation is going ahead with the acquisition of 92 modern anti-pollution buses.

On Friday, OASA published an open invitation for technical comments on the new buses, in what is seen as being an important step in ordering the buses.

"It is an important development, given that the last tender for the supply of buses was issued in 2005," Ioannis Skoubouris, OASA chief executive told ANA-MPA, highlighting that 30 million euros has been secured to pay for them. Out of the total 92 buses, 12 will be new electric vehicles.