Public transport not available for regular passengers for another two weeks

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Director General of Health Services, Dr Anil Jasinghe, has informed Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera not to facilitate public transport for regular passengers for another two weeks.

The directive was given considering the fact that regular passengers might rush to use public transport services once the curfew is lifted.

However, public transport modes including buses and trains will be provided for employees of public and private sectors, who are required to report to work from tomorrow.

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  • Anon Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:23 PM

    Can an employee of a motor spares business use public transport? Or only pvt and public sector employees of the essential sector (food, health, fuel, etc)

    Iceman Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:29 PM

    We understood this advice is to minimize Covid19 spread. But this decision will be hit public transport commuters. However private lite vehicle users are enjoying. Government have to regulate to maintaining social distancing inside the Buses and Trains. Ticket fare also could be increase by 25%. Otherwise transport will be faced serious consequences

    Chux Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:31 PM

    Another bloody joke

    sara karthik Sunday, 10 May 2020 01:33 PM

    If senior citizens have to travel one or two miles for essential needs whether they have to walk the distance or at-least three wheelers will be available for those living n Colombo.

    Mahesh Sunday, 10 May 2020 02:07 PM

    Very confusing statement. Probably this applies to people without jobs and self empoyed individuals ..? Lol

    Euginu Sunday, 10 May 2020 02:11 PM

    Good,Arrest the non working passengers traveling.

    karu Sunday, 10 May 2020 02:24 PM

    Isn't the public transport for the public. Professor Gemunu can enlighten us please

    Ranjith Sunday, 10 May 2020 02:27 PM

    How are we going to attend elections if we cannot use public transport what will happen to the election campaign time should be given for meetings minimum 5 weeks

    johan Sunday, 10 May 2020 06:14 PM

    Private companies must provide their vehicles to transport their employees after disinfection as a safety measure. But Public and Private transports cannot be expected that they will disinfect their vehicles on regular intervals.

    sundararajan Sunday, 10 May 2020 07:03 PM

    Sir I'm working in Pvt sector as a factory manager.in Horana..can I travel by public transport from Colombo on tomorrow??


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