No increase in bus fares: Minister

19 July 2020 01:56 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Minister of Passenger Transport Management Mahinda Amaraweera said today that the increase in bus fares will not be allowed at all.

“It is not possible to allow any increase in bus fares. Bus owners have problems. We have discussed the decline in their income. As a government we will take steps to provide other relief to them. However, we cannot allow an increase in bus fares. Those who travel by bus also have economic problems,” the Minister said in Angunakolapelessa.

He said that all SLTB buses were ready to transport people if the private bus association went on strike in protest.(Aneesha Manage)

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  • Johan Sunday, 19 July 2020 02:21 PM

    You reduce the fuel price first then bus fare will come down almost half . Do not try to deceive poor masses with empty Talks

    Thomas Pieters Sunday, 19 July 2020 05:24 PM

    Correct. Good idea ..!

    ram Sunday, 19 July 2020 06:12 PM

    bus owners please be patient till august 5. u will be allowed to increase any fair as u wish after 5th.

    fanni Sunday, 19 July 2020 08:56 PM

    You projected to reduce the price of petroleum products in the middle of 2021. Hence tell the owners bus fares cannot be increased with the election around the corner. but will look at it after the 6th of August hoodwinking the masses.

    Sinna Sunday, 19 July 2020 09:36 PM

    You said,when petroleum prices were at bottom,during lockdown period, fill,tTrinco oil tanks with cheap oil for future use,very wise idea,but only words,you didn't initiate it,why?

    Hamid Sunday, 19 July 2020 09:38 PM

    You are just toothless tiger,

    Busser Sunday, 19 July 2020 10:35 PM

    Postponed. Increase will be from 6th August!!!

    Odin Monday, 20 July 2020 06:15 AM

    If the 'bus take a wrong turn, increase will automatically come!

    FF Monday, 20 July 2020 09:07 AM

    ONLY UNTIL ELECTIONS ARE OVER


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