Online booking launched for long-distance private buses

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The National Transport Commission (NTC) has launched an online booking facility for long distance private buses starting from Colombo with effect from October 1.

The Transport Ministry said passengers who travelled long distances would now have the opportunity of booking seats online through the website www.ntcbooking.lk.

This facility was launched by Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva at the Ministry premises Wednesday evening.

The Ministry said passengers would be charged Rs.30 in addition to the bus fare when making an online booking.

“With this new facility, passengers can book their seats without any inconvenience,” an official from the ministry said.

Under the first phase, the NTC had provided the facility to book seats on 35 long-distance routes starting from Colombo such as to Kataragama, Jaffna, Badulla, Ampara, Deniyaya, Passara, Lunugala, Akuressa, Thirukovil, Batticaloa, Point Pedro, Madolsima, Anuradhapura, Dayagama and Trincomalee.

The NTC said under the second phase of the programme, it would introduce the online payment (Digital Card) system for online bookings.

Earlier the Ministry had also launched SLTB Express e-service which permitted passengers to reserve seats online, on long distance buses. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Ceylon Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:40 PM

    one step ahead.very good.this system has in india more than 20 years fot bus and train both.very late but at least ok now.

    lkboy Friday, 28 September 2018 09:56 AM

    The site is taking very long time to load.

    Buffalo Friday, 28 September 2018 10:27 AM

    Web site was not working when I checked. Typical govt project...

    Lokusalli Saturday, 29 September 2018 06:17 PM

    To be fair ,the site is not open until the first of October

    Azeem Friday, 28 September 2018 10:27 AM

    @Ceylon we are 30 years back. you know right ?

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 28 September 2018 12:13 PM

    It is the wrong way. To book seats online must be cheaper like in other countries. There should be only comfortable buses, like in the photo, with sanitary facilities available for this kind of booking so that the customer is sure to book a good quality traveling and not to travel in a scrap bus.

    Bhavna Friday, 28 September 2018 04:03 PM

    Wait no Galle? :/

    menna Sunday, 30 September 2018 05:41 PM

    I like the picture of the bus here. But " kathawa dolwaen gamana payin wage." what kind of bus people have to use? Online booking, have to use TATA bus?


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