Separate lanes for buses: Finance Minister

22 December 2016 10:09 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo Municipal Council in collaboration with the Road Development Authority would soon to introduce separate lanes for commuter buses within the city limits, the Finance Ministry said today.

“Budget 2017 has proposed a mechanism to streamline public bus service within city limits. Under this mechanism separate lanes will be introduced for the buses,” Minister Ravi Karunanayake said in a statement.

In addition, priority has been given by Budget 2017 to ease road traffic congestion in Colombo.

The Minister said that an alternative system should also be introduced soon as an additional number of vehicles were daily put into public roads.

Minister said plans were already afoot to launch the construction of two new roads- one between the New Kelani Bridge and Athurugiriya and, the second between the Kelani Bridge and Colombo Port in next year.

  Comments - 14

  • hitapangmachan Friday, 23 December 2016 04:34 AM

    y finance minister doing this where is minister of transport via DM iOS App

    concern Friday, 23 December 2016 06:01 AM

    Sure , they are going to comply 100% !!

    janaka Tuesday, 27 December 2016 05:08 AM

    If you want to increase congestion taking one lane out is way to go?Thinking our people will start obeying laws and keep out of bus lane? Never.

    ANTON Friday, 23 December 2016 07:26 AM


    scurvy Friday, 23 December 2016 08:38 AM

    Owa Karai Kiyala tamai baya !

    Jonna Friday, 23 December 2016 09:03 AM

    I see Taxes going UP!!!!!!

    iqbal Friday, 23 December 2016 09:40 AM

    .action is what is needed.

    ase Friday, 23 December 2016 09:58 AM

    make Arrangements to remove three Wheelers and mo. bikes from the pavemaents

    sudda Friday, 23 December 2016 11:37 AM

    Let's be positive. With no money I treasury, it's a great job if done.

    Perumal Friday, 23 December 2016 12:08 PM

    Haven't you heard of a Super Minister?

    Zu Ze Saturday, 24 December 2016 10:19 AM

    Indiscipline on the road is the major draw back . Why not a motorbike / three wheel lane in the city!!

    Jane Austin Friday, 23 December 2016 01:09 PM

    Also prohibit motorbikes and three wheelers to ride in between lanes.

    Kaboos Friday, 23 December 2016 01:30 PM

    Any special lane for politicians and vips

    janaka Friday, 23 December 2016 04:45 PM

    Can happen in civilized countries but not here.

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