Cabinet approves 6% bus fare hike

12 July 2016 03:38 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Cabinet of Ministers this morning gave approval to increase bus fares by 6 percent, with effect from August 01.

Accordingly, the minimum bus fare will be increased to Rs. 9 from Rs. 8.

The Cabinet took the decision following a report submitted by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva based on new formula, created by a panel of eminent scholars appointed by him. (Sandun A. Jayasekara)

  Comments - 9

  • Bala Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:02 PM

    What stupidity. Better to say minimum 10/- because you never get back 1/- as now even 2/- for the 8/- is never given.

    Thanos Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:19 PM

    So true Bala. I rarely get back my Rs 2 change and for Rs 12 ticket when I give Rs 20 they sometimes give back Rs 10 instead of Rs 8. Best is to make pre-paid cards mandatory.

    Commuter Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:22 PM

    Do we get the educated and the intelligent in this cabinet Only cardboard shandos. Transport unions always win against the people elected government. These unions treat the PREZ & PM as their puppets. via DM Android App

    ANTON Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:25 PM


    Manel Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:28 PM

    Train fares too should be increased except for govt servants who use season tickets to travel to work.

    Dr.Zaheer Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:41 PM

    Bala, you hit the nail on the head. It will be the conductor who would be benefited by the proposed 6% bus fare hike.

    Bila Lankan Tuesday, 12 July 2016 04:47 PM

    Increase bus fee, increase train fee, increase tuk-tuk fee, increase nano and cab fee, increase everything...SL needs better, firm, authoritative leadership.

    shar Tuesday, 12 July 2016 05:06 PM

    why u all try to earn money from us already people face high cost in every consumes.don't u HV any other way without increasing ?

    kk Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:37 AM

    train traffic will increase via DM Android App

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