Govt to decide on bus fares

14 May 2011 01:30 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Minister of Private Transport C.B Rathnayake is to make an official statement on bus fare hikes after Vesak, the National Transport Commission (NTC) said

The NTC also refrained from commenting to claims made by private bus owners that they can increase bus fares without the approval of the NTC.

However NTC Chairman Sashi Welgama said that transport authorities have made an unanimous decision to refrain from commenting on the matter.

Private bus owners said recently that no provision in the National Transport Act or in the Provincial Tranport Authorities Act states that bus owners cannot increase bus fares independently without the authorization of the NTC. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

  Comments - 11

  • meranchi Sunday, 15 May 2011 07:10 AM

    increase government transportation and encourage peoples to use it.....i

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 14 May 2011 04:56 PM

    Bus Thiyan Payin Yamu !.

    hash Saturday, 14 May 2011 05:12 PM

    No matter how many discussion they held, it will end in a price hike

    Darwin Saturday, 14 May 2011 05:35 PM

    The announcement "the bus fares have been increased" after all the big talk.

    Sicillian Saturday, 14 May 2011 05:43 PM

    Nothing to decide; just a hike after the elections

    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 15 May 2011 01:16 AM

    What ever the "pumpori" uttered by politicians to fool people, ultimately the bus fares will be increased. We knew it.

    poizon Sunday, 15 May 2011 01:43 AM

    better to increase cauz bus fellows sing na... but one prb is we cannot pay if it a govrnt mnt bus it shuld be free

    Roadrunner Monday, 16 May 2011 01:39 AM

    Oil price down in world market. why not adjust the diesel price accordingly??? Where are the ticket machines. Is that drama to sell machines which gave a big commission. god bless srilanka.

    Sri Lankan Sunday, 15 May 2011 03:51 AM

    the official notice of the increase? Miracle of Asia?

    zafar mustafa siddiq Sunday, 15 May 2011 04:24 AM

    This is not the right time while people traveling inter city due to Vesak with families minister statement on bus fare at right time.

    I Hussein Sunday, 15 May 2011 04:55 AM

    So the govt hasnt decided yet? Wahat a joke. Twice a month we hear this headline, yet no permanant solution or method followed, or even introduced. Its anarchy rules because of the self made fake monarchy.


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