Three-wheelers fares to increase

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A price increase of Rs. 3 -5 would be imposed per kilometre on the trishaw fares as a result of the petrol price increase, the All Island Three Wheel Owners Association (AITWOA) said.

However the trishaw drivers said they would not increase as they feared losing customers.

AITWOA Chairman Sudhil Jayaruk speaking to Daily Mirror said accordingly, the current trishaw rate, which is at Rs. 35 per kilometer, would be increased up to Rs. 38 – 40 per kilometre.

“The rate of Rs. 40 per kilometre will be maintained in urban and long distance areas while areas while Rs. 38 per kilometre will be maintained in areas with less traffic,” he said while adding however, the stipulated rate of Rs. 50 for the first kilometre has not been revised.

Meanwhile, the All Island Three Wheeler Drivers’ Union (AITDU) however claimed they would not be revising their rates although the petrol prices were increased. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 15

  • Curious Sunday, 16 December 2012 04:30 PM

    Even if it goes up by Rs.100.00 we will see the same amount of vehicles on the roads.

    3i Monday, 17 December 2012 06:02 AM

    just walk and leave the 3 wheeler behind. it is healthy too
    2 to 3 miles walking a day is good for your heart and not so good for MR as he wont get so much tax money to keep his mega, world record cabinet in place in the miracle of asia

    Roshan Monday, 17 December 2012 06:40 AM

    Why , are they going to use the three wheeler instead of room?

    Gem mine Monday, 17 December 2012 05:37 PM

    These three wheeler 's and the third grade people who run it are are low cast people..I hope the government will put a end to this 3weel menace in our country

    Trehan Munasinghe Sunday, 16 December 2012 11:01 AM

    Use a Nano !!

    DJ Hilton Sunday, 16 December 2012 11:18 AM

    I wish if i can pull all the politician's vehicles and other extras and let them travel using public transport and feel the pain.. including all this price hikes...we pay tax they live comfort...

    why cant gov pay extra to public as they increase the tax and prices ?
    when we will get the solutions for all this? couple of years ago, we were silent because of the war expenses,
    now what we have ? each one taking our tax money to there pockets and letting us pay for that ?
    is it fare ??

    Jesus Sunday, 16 December 2012 11:38 AM

    D.J this is a Buddist country can't expect to prosper here.."unless u steal and the politicians

    mohamed asfar Monday, 17 December 2012 10:37 AM

    I will pay any money to the kilo meter but ask the drivers not to overtake other vehicles from left side.

    hewa Sunday, 16 December 2012 12:16 PM

    as our per capita income is faiRly high (about 2800USD) this will not be felt by the people of this magic land!! OHOMA YANG!!

    DN Sunday, 16 December 2012 12:21 PM

    Petrol is increased by Rs.10/- per liter. These fellows going to cover it from 2 Kms . Three-wheeler & Private bus owners are waiting for a fuel increase to put it price up. They are the main beneficiary party of price increases.

    Lokka Monday, 17 December 2012 03:20 AM

    A 3-wheeler can run a minimum of 30 kms per litre of pretrol. With Rs. 3/- surcharge Rs. 90/- extra is earned against a price hike of Rs. 10/-, so that the illegally earned profit is Rs. 80/-.

    maharaja Monday, 17 December 2012 03:51 AM

    Three wheel races on.

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 17 December 2012 04:43 AM

    The only solution to this is to legalize prostitution.

    amanath Monday, 17 December 2012 05:12 AM

    Three wheel does around 25per kmpl. If the rate is rs 35per km total cost for fuel is 18% , the balance 82% is for maintanance, lease, insurance, profit margins ect... These fellows are ripping off from their clients. My advice is if you have a choice use alternative moods of transport .

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 16 December 2012 04:04 PM

    Cant help it : all subjects are expected to grin and bear and pay for the comforts of the King and the crown princes for their entertainment with night car racing etc.

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