Video: Bus fare revision after New Year

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The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) yesterday hinted that the time had come for another bus fare revision and said it would discuss the matter with Transport Authorities once the National New Year was over.

“It has been a while since the last bus fare revision.  We will discuss with Transport Authorities a bus fare revision when the New Year is over. As for the usual process, the next bus fare revision should be implemented in July,” LPBOA Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne told a news conference today.      

He said a new committee was appointed to suggest recommendations when increasing bus fares, but said the obligation of the Committee was not yet determined.      

Mr. Wijeratne said the previously given fare revision was disadvantageous for normal buses and charged that the semi and super-luxury buses were the cause. He also complained that the calculations of the last bus fare revision carried out by the NTC were not correct.

“The NTC had given incorrect calculations for the previous bus fare revision. We will make calculations in May or June aiming for a bus fare revision in July. We will submit our calculations and recommendations to the NTC and the Private Bus Services Ministry,” he said.

He said a bus fare revision was imminent with the commissioning of expressways, adding that the entire bus industry should be structuralised. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)


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  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:29 AM

    Gamunu the Government will not dance to your music anymore. Are you a gambler? Your black mailing will go into garbage bins mind it.

    lkboy Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:36 AM

    doesn't this fellow remember that we had a bus fare revision few months ago?? People's salaries haven't increased.

    Busmagiya Wednesday, 09 April 2014 06:11 PM

    Hondha Hondha sellam thava thava passata!!!!! World Cup eka dhinna api math wela innakam. via DM iPad app

    jim pappa Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:44 PM

    New year gift ? No thanks.

    ANTON Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:46 PM

    YES, BE PREPARED TO SEE A REVISION OF ELECTION VOTES TOO.

    lankan Wednesday, 09 April 2014 06:42 PM

    Guys get ready to power walk to the office. via DM Android App

    mack Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:51 AM

    this is greed to rob the middle class commuters,already they charge one or two rupees extra for every ticket via DM Android App

    Batman Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:35 AM

    SL should promote the use of cylcle to work culture like in some parts of Japan.

    saama raja Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:04 AM

    not only bus fare .evrything will go up . dont worry srilanka people not coming tobthe road via DM Android App


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