Bus fares to go up next week

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Private Bus Owners Association President Gamunu Wijeratne said the Association had decided on a bus fare hike after the authorities had rejected a fuel subsidy.

He told the Daily Mirror that the decision was taken after today’s discussion with officials of the National Transport Commission (NTC), the Transport Ministry and the Finance Ministry.

He said the minimum bus fare would not be increased while the percentage of the increase was still being worked out. The bus fare hike would be effective from next week.

Private Bus Owners Association had earlier demanded a fuel subsidy instead of a bus fare hike.

However private transport service Ministry Secretary Victor Samaraweera said, the Ministry would consider the demands made by the Private Bus Owners Association and would come to a final decision after presenting the proposals to the Cabinet. The decision whether to grant fuel subsidy or increase bus fares will be taken after the cabinet approval. (Ajith Siriwardana)
    
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  • Freedom Friday, 08 March 2013 10:22 AM

    like last time we will pay no problem...

    Che Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    its high time the goverment increased the ctb fleet.otherwise everyones being held to ransom by these thugs.its not like they provide a five star service?they treat the passengers like animals.. via DM Android App

    No Drog Friday, 08 March 2013 12:55 PM

    what an ass.....

    Nhal Jayawa Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:07 AM

    Hey pal good for you, wait for the second round of fuel increase and car registration increase as Chaina did not approve the fuel loan

    Pryantha Buddhadasa Sunday, 10 March 2013 09:32 AM

    Working class Sri lankans now don't cry digest the medicine prescribe by govt .

    Who voted??????

    mack Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    why don't you make the minimum bus fare 100 and maximum 1000 via DM Android App

    Champika says Friday, 08 March 2013 01:02 PM

    Don't forget HALAL!!

    godofwar Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:33 AM

    more suffering on the way, so fasten your seatbelts, Its going to be a bumpy ride.

    kumara Friday, 08 March 2013 10:46 AM

    Who is Gemunu to decide on the bus fare increses?

    Ram Sunday, 10 March 2013 05:02 AM

    A failed trasportation system like the government.

    mjm Friday, 08 March 2013 11:16 AM

    hmm..obviously.. domino effect of the petrol hike...

    Sam Samarasinghe Friday, 08 March 2013 11:21 AM

    This administration should go. Enough is enough.

    Sujeewa Friday, 08 March 2013 01:54 PM

    You should ask the government to reduce the fuel price so the bus fare will come down. No point blaming Gamunu,

    trueee Friday, 08 March 2013 11:26 AM

    All in all we are the people who suffer every day ):

    ANTON Friday, 08 March 2013 05:31 PM

    NOW THIS BLOG IS BORING I AM GONNA QUIT

    No Drog Friday, 08 March 2013 11:56 AM

    sorry i do not use bus ....i have my car ...keep increase less traffic for me

    Em Friday, 08 March 2013 02:18 PM

    Luckily got away from the bus problem by buying a motor bike..

    lovesri Friday, 08 March 2013 02:20 PM

    We also don't care we have halal certificate for discussion for next couple of months

    mohamed shabrin Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    that day is no longer to get back the bull cart on the road via DM Android App

    meranchi Friday, 08 March 2013 02:26 PM

    very good very good, go like this,,,,,iii

    Farhan Friday, 08 March 2013 12:12 PM

    OMG. we cant survive with our salaries. why this guys are
    Hey Gamunu, you have your own vehicle, but we dont have. Going to increase bus fair again.. usually they get RS 10.00 from Aurmor Street to Fort, It should be RS 9.00. why government is allowing those stuffs.

    Can government take over this privet bus and maintain??? is this Miracle of Asia .

    Finally poor ppl only get struck. Gamunu GO Home.


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