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A Gazette has been issued directing all trishaws to maintain a maximum speed limit of 40kmph, to use taximeters and to issue a detailed receipt on the request of the passenger with effect from October 1, Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said today.

According to the Gazette, which was issued by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva on Friday, the speed limit of the trishaws should be subjected to the provisions of the Motor Traffic (Speed Limits) Regulations of the Extraordinary Gazette No. 1763/26 of June 22, 2012.

Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said those violating the speed limit would be fined Rs.3,000 with an extra fine based on the speed limit would also came into effect via a separate gazette notice to be issued by the ministry at end of this month.

“Owner of a motor tricycle who uses such motor tricycle for the purpose of transportation of persons or goods for hire or otherwise shall fix a taximeter which shall be operational at all times,” it said.

According to the Gazette notice the trishaw driver is bound by law to issue a receipt indicating the distance travelled vehicle registration number, the amount charged and the date of the receipt. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

Gazette No. 2035/51 - 2017 of September 08, 2017

Gazette No. 1763/26 of June 22, 2012


  Comments - 11

  • Kosala Monday, 11 September 2017 01:56 PM

    Well done, This is a timely need

    D D Monday, 11 September 2017 02:19 PM


    roshan Monday, 11 September 2017 02:25 PM


    Mura Monday, 11 September 2017 02:32 PM

    Good move. But meter rates also should be regulated. Now passengers will not know at what rate they are going to pay !

    Ramza Monday, 11 September 2017 02:34 PM

    Ha! Hoo! Heee! Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva doing good work...not bothering of the millions of Auto drivers' votes.

    Hemantha Monday, 11 September 2017 02:35 PM

    Also, please increase age limit of Drivers to 40 years.

    Ijaz Monday, 11 September 2017 02:37 PM

    good move.. bt should be monitored. otherwise no point

    Sharon Monday, 11 September 2017 03:29 PM

    Awaiting to see the implementation...

    KR Monday, 11 September 2017 08:46 PM

    Very good move. Police must also be very strict with violators of the traffic rules, especially those who do not drive within the lanes, cross in front of vehicles without signalling etc.

    VJ Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:27 AM

    Good move. Rules must be enforced, otherwise they are useless.

    Farook Ibrahim Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:51 PM

    There have been many who been clamouring for rates which have fallen on deaf ears. When will a fixed rate be implemented like the private buses? I hope that this will also be incorporated with effect from 01 October 2017.

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