SLTB bus fares up by 7%

19 October 2013 05:17 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus fares would also be increased by 7% with effect from November 1, NTC Chairman Roshan Gunawardene said.

He said the amount of increase had not been finalized yet and said it would be announced by October 24.

  Comments - 13

  • raspi Saturday, 19 October 2013 05:32 AM

    ane ammey sathutey baruwaaa. next time bus ekeyma gihila vote karala bus ekeyma gedara enawa.

    ANTON Saturday, 19 October 2013 05:45 AM


    Nodrog Saturday, 19 October 2013 06:01 AM

    When will the service and vehicles improve? The public are called upon to pay more and more as ransom for a pathetic, rude and sometimes dangerous service.

    Passenger Saturday, 19 October 2013 06:55 AM

    No matter what increases as far as Employee wages can be increased based on the life expenditure. Right time to introduce Budget Buses :D :D

    Deva Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:06 AM

    I agree with this fair hike. I am not agree with the service what you provide. Increase again by 10% and give us good Service using comparable buses. please don't import Chakablas TATA . is too noisy. Sri-lankans are not concern the preice but concern about CTB service. see the ffacilities at colombo central bus stand, It is a hell. CTB and CGR same no Quality. remove tthe CMB bus stand to Paliyagoda and use unpolluted electric tramcar service.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 20 October 2013 10:53 AM

    No need to inform us, we knew it before you declare.

    Bawa Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:13 AM

    Dont mind even a seventy percent increase if the service is good.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:16 AM

    To cover the massive wastages, government putting burden on us. For example just imagine the number of cabinet ministers and its deputies.

    old citizen Saturday, 19 October 2013 08:32 AM

    1% each for excellent service,tidy clean buses,non betel chewing drivers and conductors,timely service,very good night service,polite bus crew and prompt issue of tickets and balance

    Indunil Monday, 21 October 2013 03:33 PM

    This is not justified at all. The so called semi luxury buses run on long distance are charging exorbitant amounts which are very much higher than the normal fare but I don't see any such semi luxury facility. Passengers are jam packed during peak hours. No authority to monitor them. Anyway this increase will be approved in the Parliament by Ministers and MP's who have never got in to a bus for ages. Poor commuters are helpless. Another salient feature of Wonder in Asia.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:24 AM

    Pre-Budget Blues.

    Dilhani Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:02 AM

    We need service,Improve the service, Comfortable buses. You can increase the fairs by 50%. Most of the private AC buses and all most all SLTB buses are Ladaran. Stop standing passengers in AC buses.

    Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 20 October 2013 04:17 AM

    True, True, True. Number of Ministers very much more than 7% from the time this Govt. took over and still increasing and so also the cost of living to support them.

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