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)