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Police have taken a decision to allow buses operating to Kandy to go back to its destination without idling around the Kandy town in a step to minimise the traffic congestion with immediate effect from today. 

Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that these buses idle or move slowly in the Kandy town which paves way to traffic congestion. 

The decision will not allow the buses to wonder around in the Kandy town. He said this decision will ease the number of vehicles and people stranded in the city. 

The decision was taken after the proposal made by the police was jointly agreed by the Transport Advisory Committee, the Kandy City Development Committee and the City Beautification Committee.

The law applies to buses heading to Kandy from Menikhinna, Arangala, Mahawatta, Dodanwala, Bowalawatta, Hiressagala, Udabowela, Haragama, Gurudeniya, Akurana, Alawathugoda and Dangolla. (Supun Dias)

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  • mahen Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:33 PM

    good decision.

    Hareesz Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:35 PM

    Good move.These buses move slowly & cause delays, especially along Peradeniya Road

    Vernon Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:38 PM

    This should have been implemented long ago as proposed in the Project Report when the multi-storied Vehicle park was built for Kandy. It also recommended the reorganizing of bus routes for the present day needs, and catering to the new roads opened out, rather than getting every bus to terminate and commence journey in Kandy. The present day Kandy extends from Peradeniya to Katugastota. But there ain't any town service for one to go from Peradeniya road to Katugastota road and vice-versa. All town service buses should be through buses and there should be many new routes crisscrossing Kandy like that in Colombo.

    mrKandy Thursday, 01 December 2011 04:06 PM

    This is such a foolish decision. So when you come to the town to take a bus, the police has send off all the busses back. So how do we go home?

    Tony Thursday, 01 December 2011 04:07 PM

    Good move and congradulations for the wise decision, hope it will be implemented justly, without bending the rules for some people.

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 01 December 2011 04:11 PM

    This is good but not enough to reduce traffic congestion in Kandy. The road in front of the Dalada Maligawa should be opened to at least to light vehicles which will considerably ease traffic congestion in Kandy. Other solutions have only secondary importance. This is not a road going to Maligawa but a major highway from Kandy to Mahiyanagana and it is llegal to close such a major highway.
    In the list of Bus routes it is surprising that K-Penideniya bus service is not included. They are responsible for traffic jams along kandy-peradeniya road. They move slowly picking passengers from all along the road. If the police can fine these buses for stopping all over the road, then there will be more traffic discipline. The air quality in Kandy is very bad owing to high traffci jams and it is time that people take this into consideration.

    ase Friday, 02 December 2011 06:48 AM

    hope this will not be a day fly as many things in Sri Lanka, a very good thing, think and open the dalada road at least for light vehicals, this will stop the traffic conjuntions.

    Kenny Ro Thursday, 01 December 2011 04:41 PM

    Kandy's traffic is horrible. worse in Sri Lanka..main reason for this havoc situation is closing 'Maligawa road.all autororities should hv been understood and specially two prelates from Asgiri & Malwathu. I don't think anything against buses you would do it because union leaders pave there way to the road..

    Best way to ease this traffic is to open 'Maligawa' road at least morning and in the evaning during peak doesn't harm to any one. if this city continues with this horrible experiance, people who really can serve to city even vacate to some other places may loose potentiality...

    amal Thursday, 01 December 2011 05:12 PM

    Take the next bus

    John F Thursday, 01 December 2011 07:33 PM

    Kandy town is a real mess. Extremely difficult to reach from one place to another in the same area. The lake road is highly polluted with carbon monoxide.

    jaliya Senavirathne Thursday, 01 December 2011 11:52 PM

    nice one. please apply to all the busses. Panideniya, daulagala road, pilimatalawa, kadugannawa, kundasale, katugastota road, ect……. Good decision by kandy police. Appreciate that. There is a bus mafia going on in the city. Need to discipline these guys. They are wasting passengers time and behave very rude. Police need to be tough on thm….

    Clinton Friday, 02 December 2011 12:11 AM

    Congrats Police. A long awaited decision. This road hogging by buses happens not only in Kandy but right round the island. If bus drivers can be disciplined it will solve many a traffic problem.

    A.Angammana Friday, 02 December 2011 03:04 AM

    This move has to be tested in operation. It appears lot more to be done around the Bus stand near clock tower with men from specialised knowledge in transportation but ordinary sees that there is a grave problem in movement of buses in and out of it.

    MOHAMED ASFAR Friday, 02 December 2011 03:41 AM

    same should be done to kandy gampola road.

    sltk2004 Friday, 02 December 2011 03:46 AM

    :)

    ishan Friday, 02 December 2011 04:35 AM

    develop countries also have a plan to give a proper rest for the driver. tired drivers may cause more accidents.

    A Citizen Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:03 PM

    This is a good decision and must be adopted across SL specially for all congested cities and towns. Developed countries have their buses constantly @ the road and not at the ends of a route parked for several hours. If there are 100 buses in a route today, by doing this you can cut that number to to about 80 or so since every time there are 10, 20 buses parked @ either end of a route. They also needs to extend and combine some routes than ending in the center of a major city, specially in Kandy and Colombo.


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