15% bus fare hike demanded

17 April 2013 09:30 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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While rejecting proposed 7% bus fare hike, Lanka private Bus Owners Association demanded a 15% price revision in July, a LPBOA official said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, LPBOA Secretary Kirthi Sri Bandula said the 7% fare hike was not at all sufficient and it needed to be revised in line with the increase in electricity tariff as it would affect the pricing formula by some 75%.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 8

  • lankaman Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:18 AM

    why does rise in electricity tariff have to reflect on bus fare?

    Pluto Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:23 AM

    Luckily the buses run on diesel and not electricity.

    Passenger Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:39 AM

    It would be appreciated if strict measures are taken to ensure that tickets are issued as if they know that checkers are around they issues tickets if not they dont. Further, though they insist on getting change from passengers they never give the correct balance for eg. the Rs, 9/- ticket is only for name - we are always charges Rs. 10/- even if they have Rs. 1/- to give. If the tickets amounts to Rs. 24/- they ask for Rs. 4/- in the event you give them Rs. 5/- the balance is not returned.

    RamUk Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:51 AM

    subsidiary and free handouts system is not sustainable in current world. wealth distribution and social welfare for ppl who are trying to work is the way forward

    Matalan Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:23 AM

    A few Conductors on the Kandy - Rilillagaskada route carry the book of tickets just to hold the currency notes and never issue tickets! The Bus Owners lose every cent. They should conduct checks on their employees at least randomly.

    Matalan Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:28 AM

    With everything going up (except the std of living); all service/goods providers should make a routine 25% increase once a year, with salaries to match. Life expectancy too will be reduced by 25%.

    Pluto Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:04 PM

    The bus crews have to eat. They are human and not mechanical robots.

    Pluto Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:00 AM

    If 15% is not justifiable, how can the electricity charges be increase by over 50%.


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