Two more luxury buses to hit E-01: SLTB

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) will launch two more luxury buses on the Southern Expressway from Elpitiya to Maharagama today to meet the growing demand for the bus service, the SLTB said yesterday.

SLTB Chairman M.D. Bandusena said the new bus service will commence from the Elpitiya main bus stand to Kurundugahahethekma from where it will lead to the Southern Expressway and proceed to Maharagama.

The bus services from Elpitiya to Maharagama will begin at 6am and 7am and the buses from Maharagama to Elpitiya will be at 4.40pm and 6pm respectively.“The demand for the luxury bus service on the Southern Expressway has been so high that the Minister has requested that we increase these services,” Bandusena said.

“There will be more buses on the highway depending on the passenger demand,” he said.

Four SLTB buses began plying the Southern Expressway last month from Maharagama to Galle. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

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  • Aristotle Friday, 20 January 2012 02:16 AM

    The bus service is good. However the issue of tickets and the information on the schedules are badly organized. It was horrible at Maharagama, All done in a small "Takaran" shed. Galle was a little better. Still unable to reserve a seat from Maharagama for a trio from Galle to Maharagama. It is time we do it right that do things half done.

    freelanced Friday, 20 January 2012 02:41 AM

    There is no debate that the govt. must look after the interests of the people who use public transport. However we can only hope that E-01 will not be yet another highway where errant bus drivers dominate and create "Terror on Roads". Discipline matters above anything else which is very much lacking in our society.

    Lanke Banda Friday, 20 January 2012 03:41 AM

    Very soon Galle Road to Matara will be Faster.

    Nodrog Friday, 20 January 2012 04:09 AM

    Please don't fill the E1 with buses and make it a nightmare for other drivers.

    Wickrama Gunasekara Friday, 20 January 2012 05:43 AM

    Excellent idea. But please don't allow private buses on the expressways anywhere any in Sri Lanka.

    G Friday, 20 January 2012 06:35 AM

    Please put short Distances busses also to Highway.
    From Fort to Horana (Bandaraga Exchange) (Once a Hour or more )
    From Fort to Kaluthara (Twice a Hour)
    From Fort to Aluthgama (Twice a Hour)

    Office Crowed will be find it really use full

    citizen1 Friday, 20 January 2012 08:26 AM

    Also alert national security whenever these buses hit the E-01 so that all other vehicles can make a safe exit.

    Aristotle Friday, 20 January 2012 09:35 AM

    I was in a SLTB bus on the expressway and monitoring his driving and the speed (on my GPS enabled mobile phone). The driving was excellent and the speed maintained around 95km/ hour.


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