Motorcycles, three-wheelers entering Colombo requested to use bus lane

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Police today requested all motorcyclists and three-wheelers entering Colombo City to use only the left lane or the Bus Priority Lane tomorrow.

Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandhu Tennakoon said this would be initiated tomorrow as an experiment to ease the traffic congestion in Colombo in line with the lane law programme which was re-commenced on Monday.

He said the Police observed that many motorcyclists and three-wheeler drivers were not adhering to any road discipline adding to the traffic congestion.

“We request all motorcyclists and three-wheeler drivers to use the left lane allocated to buses thereby allowing other vehicles to use the other lanes,” DIG Tennakoon said.  

“There would be a slight delay for them when a bus stops at halts. However, we kindly request the three-wheeler drivers to follow the buses and drive with patience. If all drivers drive across all lanes, we won’t be able to establish discipline or reduce the traffic snarl,” the Senior DIG said.

He said the Police also observed that heavy vehicles such as containers entering into Colombo are also contributing to increased traffic in the city and that the Police were discussing with relevant authorities to address this as well.

“We commenced the lane priority law programme on Monday and it will be in force till tomorrow morning as a rehearsal to study the traffic congestion in the Colombo City.

“Most of the drivers admired the programme and we look to rectify issues to create road discipline similar to that of in developed countries,” he said..(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 

  Comments - 15

  • sudarshan pieris Tuesday, 15 September 2020 12:51 PM

    This should be stickly adhered to even in by routes .

    nimtex Tuesday, 15 September 2020 01:13 PM

    Why don't install CCTV m cameras in clogged positions in roads and punish indiscipline drivers

    cineha Tuesday, 15 September 2020 01:13 PM

    Result oriented move......still they must be allowed to move either on the right hand side or left hand side of the four lane Galle road and similar one way roads. Another thing at bus halts is "no waiting" and "no overtaking".......

    Buffalo Tuesday, 15 September 2020 02:08 PM

    This will not work because bus will wait until passengers fill so motorbikes will anyway try to overtake from right. This may cause more traffic. Lane laws will not work in lanka

    Chris Rodrigoe Tuesday, 15 September 2020 02:59 PM

    Stop motorbikes going on the pavement in order to bypass the traffic. Pedestrians have no voice here. Also threewheelers

    Chamara Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:02 PM

    Which lane is allocated for the VIP’s

    Bawa Tuesday, 15 September 2020 05:49 PM

    Great idea. All the threewheler will get knocked down by the busses.

    ram Tuesday, 15 September 2020 09:11 PM

    do the size of bus lane is enough to accommodate busses 3 wheelers and bikes. may be a worst decession

    Lawry Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:59 AM

    3 wheelers religiously follow the middle path. They are most irritating since they insist on driving between two lanes waiting to switch to either side. They will find a way to break the law here too.

    eresh S kumara Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:32 AM

    This is really stupid decision .

    Murshid Idroos Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:43 AM

    The timings for container traffic still under discussion . Please keep discussing till end of time good

    G Das Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:55 AM

    Can the police also put an end to 3wheelers using the top of EVERY road for parking and blocking the entrances/exists?

    G Das Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:55 AM

    Can the police also put an end to 3wheelers using the top of EVERY road for parking and blocking the entrances/exists?

    G Das Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:55 AM

    Can the police also put an end to 3wheelers using the top of EVERY road for parking and blocking the entrances/exists?

    Neo Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:08 AM

    How safe would that be knowing how reckless the drivers are in order to get the better of the other. Even the riders and drivers of three wheelers are impatient. Hope it works well for all.


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