Bus fare down by 2% from Thursday night: minimum fare unchanged

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Following discussions held with the National Transport Commission (NTC) the private bus, associations had decided to reduce the fare by two per cent with effect from midnight tomorrow.

However, there would be no change in the minimum fare which is Rs.12, the Associations said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror All-island Bus Operators Association President Stanley Fernando said all bus associations had decided to reduce fares after the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa cut prince of auto diesel by Rs.7 with effect from November 1.

He said the associations had decided to grant the benefit of the fuel concession to the people by reducing the fare.

Association members including Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA), All Ceylon Private Bus Association (ACPBA) and The Inter-Provincial Private Bus Association (IPPBA) held the discussions with the NTC Chairman.

Accordingly, the bus fare revision would be effected from the fourth segment of a route onwards.

According to the Interim bus fare revision issued by the NTC, the fare stages Rs.12 which was the minimum stage, Rs.15, Rs.20, Rs.34 and Rs.41 would not change.

 

The highest fare stage of Rs.858 had been reduced to Rs.848. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Unchikun Wednesday, 07 November 2018 02:48 PM

    Oh! The minimum fare has no Rajapaksa factor. If I can remember right the last bus fares increase was 12%. Why only 2% . Another bluff! And we cheer!!

    mohan Wednesday, 07 November 2018 03:19 PM

    symbolic change ? 2% practically not going to work as they don't have change (coin)

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 07 November 2018 03:25 PM

    two rupees reduction for hundred rupee ticket. so person spending Rs.3000 for a month will save sixty rupees for a month

    Mandy Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:21 PM

    All reductions are just for effect. Very few travel for Rs.3000/m by bus. Even food reductions will be Rs200 for a month. Fools cheer.

    Lankaboy Wednesday, 07 November 2018 03:31 PM

    Just an eye wash

    save Wednesday, 07 November 2018 03:48 PM

    So, passengers do not get this benefit. Rs for 100 and no Rs 2 coins, and charging 100.What a BANANA republic.

    Sils Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:24 PM

    What's the point, when the most travelled distance is the minimum wage???

    Menan Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:07 PM

    MS must open the parliament without doing silly things. People can see through what you are doing. Opening the parliament is the only option you have now.


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