Census on light vehicles in Colombo

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A census on all light vehicles entering the Colombo city is currently underway until 12 noon today to find ways of reducing traffic in the city. The process is causing some traffic congestions in most of the areas, police said.
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  • RIF Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:48 AM

    get address from MRA and send letter

    Ricky Breeze Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:07 AM

    Colombo needs a good public transport service, both buses, current rail service and a cost effective Metro - elevated rail. This must be a good JV not to be given to friends, relations and those who oil the palm. Once in place impose a tax. The rich and bigwigs will jolly well use public transport. Take a cue from Bangkok, Dubai,London, Geneva, Bern and many Indian cities.

    Edward Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:12 AM

    The number of vehicles on the street is ceratinly a cause for traffic jams. But lets prioritize - correct the manner of driving first (Lane discipline, No U Turns, No 90 degree angles, Busses stay on extreme left, trishaws no creeping in-between drive on lanes, Motor cycles drive in lane like cars - no criss crossing creeping left/right around etc. ) everybody keep to your lanes!!

    dilip Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:55 AM

    yes stop all commercial vehicles at office/school times

    no use of talking public transport now is more that 50 years talking

    Rata Haraka Tuesday, 12 February 2013 07:25 AM

    Congestion has been caused by a process created to find ways of reducing congestion. What an Oxymoron. Aney malli, aiyo salli.

    Weerasinghe Tuesday, 12 February 2013 07:31 AM

    I also received an application and but no method is mentioned how to collect by them after filling the application.

    They should have introduced a method to collect that form.

    jilbert winestein Tuesday, 12 February 2013 07:28 AM

    they'l try out all sorts of traffic plans..but ultimatly its the same old colombo traffic jam

    Roshan Tuesday, 12 February 2013 07:39 AM

    What good move, either they will impose Tax for entering or you have to park the vehicle and board the bus to Colombo.

    La Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Caused unprecedented traffic.. Pl boycott this unplanned census. Give empty forms back. via DM Android App

    unlucky Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:00 AM

    I was in all that traffic for hours but I didn't get one via DM Android App

    Shevon Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Stop being negative about everything people. This is a good move and the efforts taken by the cops to do this should be appreciated. Prior awareness would had made it more successful though. via DM Android App

    naushad Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    The forms gaveto us only in sinhala what about english and tamil via DM iPad app

    azonide Tuesday, 12 February 2013 08:33 AM

    මම කියන්න ගියේ එකමතමයි . the find a way to reduce ... has already been done. it is just a drama to implement it. collecting road taxes. wondering if they would collect tax from the car racing guys on the gall road?

    pasha Tuesday, 12 February 2013 08:33 AM

    they gave the form in sinhala I now have to pay some translator to fill that form

    Nodrog Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:28 AM

    One way would be to reduce VIP escort vehicles. But the most practical solution would be to improve public transport. People have to use their cars for lack of a proper alternate.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:52 AM

    Prelude to a road tax on vehicles entering Colombo city!

    Clifford Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:02 AM

    First the authorities must find ways to stop the containers which is now plying 24 Hours on main roads.

    duchee Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:07 AM

    better late than never.. a good move

    jilbert winestein Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:18 AM

    traffic block on galle road

    Pasel Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:14 PM

    Keep all the white vans off the road the traffic will flow

    rosa Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:40 AM

    Now the vehicles are taking alternate routes and the census will be useless. It only cause incontinence to the people.

    Anil Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:47 AM

    What do you mean " some traffic congestion in most areas" ?
    It was total congestion in all areas.It took me twice the time to reach my office.


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