The Government had decided to the increase of the minimum fine charged by a Magistrate's Court from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 200,000 for putting a bus in service without the valid passenger service route permit, Cabinet Co-Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilaka said today.
He said the laws were tightened against persons who deploy buses without valid permits for the security of the passengers from dangerous situations and to develop the quality of passenger bus service.
The proposal was made by the Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva to present the National Transport Commission (Amendment) Bill in Parliament drafted for providing provisions for the above purpose by amending Article 40 of the National Transport Commission Act No. 37 of 1991.
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Comments - 6
Sonali Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:10 PM
Another island wide strike threat and the fine will not change.
gdj100 Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:13 PM
I hope you didn't have a bus without a route...you sound as if you do.
Sena Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:58 PM
Very good move via DM Android App
Gayan Perera Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:21 PM
Haha that will teach them a lesson!
Rajeev Perera Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:33 PM
Yes...That will also teach us a lesson to walk instead of taking the bus.....fewer buses or no buses...
Mevan Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:13 AM
Transport industry need to be streamlined for a better service. These are good moves and Govt should make everyone in the industry fall in line with or without JO incited strikes.
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