SLTB grosses highest ever income during festive season

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said today it had earned an income of about Rs. 450 million within a week starting from April 7 when the special bus service was launched to facilitate commuter travel during the New Year season.
 
SLTB Chief Operations Superintendent H.M. Chandrasiri told the Daily Mirror that it recorded an income of Rs. 82 million on April 12 which was the highest ever income earned within a day in the SLTB history. 
 
“During a normal day the SLTB earns only about Rs. 57 million. But during the week between April 7 and April 14, we have earned about Rs. 64 million a day. On April 12, the income was recorded as Rs. 82 million which is the highest ever income earned by the SLTB. There is a 15% increase in the income this year when compared to the previous year’s income during the corresponding period,” Mr. Chandrasiri said.
 
SLTB Vice Chairman L. A. Wimalaratne said 75% had used the expressways during the festive season after the president’s decision to reduce the fee charged from vehicles travelling on expressways.
 
Mr. Wimalaratne said the special bus service would be operated till April 21 for the convenience of people returning to Colombo from outstations.(Ajith Siriwardana)
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  • naleer Sunday, 20 April 2014 06:21 AM

    Good news first time , go head with via DM Android App

    leon Sunday, 20 April 2014 07:31 AM

    well done , bouquet for SLTB via DM Android App

    tm Sunday, 20 April 2014 07:52 AM

    no wonder d income will be more coz the fares are high. you thought that all these years d people went to their home town by walking ??? via DM Android App

    ANTON Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:05 AM

    SRI LANKA TAKARAN BOARD, PLEASE PROVIDE US SOME LUXURY BUSES NOW, THOSE OLD STUFF IS SUITABLE FOR TRANSPORTING CATTLE.

    Kumudu Sunday, 20 April 2014 04:22 AM

    Increase the number of buses and take away cars and three wheelers.

    Sim Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:02 AM

    Now is the time to improve the bus service with good buses on the road.

    sam Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:54 PM

    now says like this . after 1 month they will anounce .sltb running at big lost . via DM Android App

    ind Monday, 21 April 2014 07:12 AM

    be logical. People may have used SLTB instead of their personal vehicles in this season.


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