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Stern action would be taken against bus drivers who fail to reach their destination by the scheduled time, Western Province Road Passenger Transport Authority (RPTA) General Manager Jagath Perera said today.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said that several complaints had been received by the RPTA relating to delays.“We receive many complaints about bus drivers stopping and waiting for long periods in order to fill their buses with commuters,” he said. “Every route has a starting and ending time and drivers are required to reach their destination at the stipulated time in order that the bus service runs smoothly,” Mr. Perera said.

“Accordingly, the RPTA had decided to monitor the drivers' performance and punish those who fail to reach their destination on time. They would not be allowed to take their ensuing turns if this happens and will only be assigned one once other drivers finish theirs as a punishment.

“Time keepers had been advised to monitor the time of taking off and arrival closely. Several road investigative officers would also be deployed along the route to ensure conformity,” he said.

These new regulations would be applicable to both SLTB and private bus drivers who operate under a combined timetable, he said.

“Commuters can lodge complaints via the Authority’s hotlines 0115 559595, 0112871353 and 0112871354. These regulations are already in operation, he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • Joseph Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:16 PM

    This will give rise to speeding to reach the destination on time having wasted time on collecting passengers on the way.

    ANTON Tuesday, 17 October 2017 04:21 PM

    THESE DAYS , MYSELF AND MY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE PRACTICING ACROBATS AND GYMNASTIC TO GET ON AND GET OFF PRIVATE BUSES SAFELY.

    ceylon Tuesday, 17 October 2017 05:47 PM

    poor countrys poor ways.still cant privertise and increase the quality transport system.privertise these stupid government run corruption centers. via DM Android App

    ravin Wednesday, 18 October 2017 05:45 AM

    I.....dea is good. But have you got into a private bus lately and see what other difficulties they have in running the bus smoothly? get more practical "Seat warmers".


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