60% of registered vehicles not in running condition: DMT

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Sixty per cent of the total vehicles registered at the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) is not in good running condition, DMT Assistant Commissioner J.A.S. Jayaweera said.

Speaking at the media briefing during the ‘Fifth National Accident Prevention Week’ Mr Jayaweera said 8.1 million vehicles were registered with the Department.

“4.6 million Motorcycles and 1.1 million three-wheelers were registered at the Department. 80% of the total registrations were personal vehicles,” he said.

Fifty per cent of the registered vehicles which not in good running condition were categorised under motorcycles and three-wheelers.

Though the vehicle registrations reached 8.1 million, there is no sufficient road capacity in the country. At present, the road capacity is 112,000 km. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Muthutantri Fernando Thursday, 09 July 2020 05:07 AM

    Then, why do you keep registering them? Either scrap them or repair them properly.

    Jude Thursday, 09 July 2020 09:52 AM

    Antique collection !!!

    ABC Thursday, 09 July 2020 09:57 AM

    Is it our problem or your problem ??? We are paying your remunerations monthly to correct them. very bad..

    SL in Qatar Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:09 AM

    What about the 1% of drivers who are not fit to hold a license, shouldn't something be done about that?

    Nalin Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:55 AM

    There are too many government vehicles?

    Shehan Thursday, 09 July 2020 12:38 PM

    This is a clear indication of our economy to-date?. Wealth is in handful of people and politicians pockets.


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