Three-wheeler fares to go up tonight

11 June 2019 01:19 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The fare for the first kilometre in a three-wheeler taxi would be increased to Rs.60 from midnight today due to last night’s fuel price increase, Lanka Self-Employed Professionals' National Three-Wheeler Federation Sunil Jayawardana announced.

He said the decision was taken after the Government’s fuel price revision with effect from last night and for not consulting them in the price revision and against the Government not regulating the three-wheel taxis.  

“Three-wheeler taxi fares have not been increased for the last six years and I, as a union leader, was against increasing three-wheeler fares. We charged Rs.50 for the first kilometre which now becomes Rs.60. The cost for the second kilometre will be Rs. 40,” Mr Jayawardana said.

The three-wheeler fare revision will apply to all nine provinces, he said.

"During the earlier fuel price revisions we did not decide to have a fare hike, but this time we have no alternative. We requested to the President to grant a fuel relief for only for hiring three-wheelers. We did not receive that relief yet," Mr Jayawardana added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 

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  • Mohamed Najeeb Tuesday, 11 June 2019 01:41 PM

    Its already Rs.60/- for the first km. Why fooling us?

    joshua Tuesday, 11 June 2019 02:15 PM

    you increase and lose business. simple as that

    samson Tuesday, 11 June 2019 04:20 PM

    You increase, you loose business, there are enough Nano's and budget taxis. you have increased more than once in last 5 years.

    Mr X Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:05 PM

    Lots of three wheeler drivers to lose their jobs soon if this goes ahead.

    Don Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:46 PM

    Where was this federation? Sleeping? Already we were paying 60 Rupees as they start the 3 wheeler

    jaliya Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:57 AM

    Fuel prices up by Rs 3 the fare goes up by Rs 10 whats wrong with this picture ? No one knows what else they have done to rig up their meters ?


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