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)