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Cabinet approves bus fare hike; Minimum Rs.10

20 June 2017 06:14 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Cabinet had granted approval to increase bus fare by 6.28 percent from July 1, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

He said the approval had been given during the Cabinet meeting held today. Accordingly, the minimum bus fare Rs. 9 will be increased to Rs.10.

The bus fare increment would applicable to both the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) and private bus operators.  Details of long-distance fare would be published later, he said. He said that establishing of a National Policy on Annual Bus Fare Increase was also discussed at the Cabinet meeting. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 6

  • Enjoy Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:44 PM

    MR regime also did the same thing and this palanaya also same. very good hit for the people of this country

    Bala Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:11 PM

    It was effectively Rs10 minimum fare - never received Rs1 change.

    kumar Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:52 AM

    Neither do they give the change, nor do they issue any tickets. But there is a poster in the bus stating that passengers travelling without tickets could be prosecuted.

    Kadiya Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:05 AM

    The minimum of Rs. 10/- has been effective since the last hike, unofficially of course, like Bala says, they never gave us the change!!!!!

    prass Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:30 AM

    Thats good we never get d balance One Rupee via DM Android App

    SANITYPREVAILS Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:31 PM

    Still our public transport us decades behind. Never sure of when a bus will arrive or if it will ever arrive. And no/useless shelters for passengers waiting for the bus. Somedays buses take around 1.5hrs!!!

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