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Cabinet nod for prepaid transit card for public transport

16 February 2021 11:22 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Government approved the resolution submitted by the Transport Minister for taking necessary measures for utilizing the online prepaid transit card for public transport, Co-Cabinet spokesman Udaya Gammanpila said.

He said the system will be implemented in the public transport sector as a solution to using money to buy tickets.

To explore this matter further, the Cabinet Ministers have appointed a monitoring committee comprising of representatives of relevant stakeholders to implement a project and to introduce an online pre-paid transit card to be used in the public transport buses and trains with the objective of circumventing inconveniences caused due to that, the Minister said.

  Comments - 9

  • ANTON Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:02 PM

    I THINK THE CARD OWNERS WIIL HAVE TO WALK HOME OR WORK AS PRIVATE BUS CONDUCTORS WILL NOT ALLOW THEM TO HGET ON THE BUS WITHOUT MONEY.

    Sokrates Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:08 PM

    This is really not a matter for parliament. Did the parliament also approved the fees for public toilets?

    Bandara Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:08 PM

    There was a successful project call "Sahasara" in Kandy area and this prepaid card system was used. Don't know the reason for not to continue the such a successful project.

    Sandy Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:15 PM

    Create a good public transport system through public private partnership ,and remove the rude bus drivers from the streets forever.

    gamaathi Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:38 PM

    This is a good move and government can also introduce gps location of buses so that commuters need not wait at the bus halts for long period of time.

    Dee Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:25 PM

    A similar project was started in one route. Maybe it was not continued because of change of government. Might as well rename it and continue (like the megapolis system)

    Perera Tuesday, 16 February 2021 02:15 PM

    Is this matter for cabinet to approve? Looks like cabinet is working on easy things while ignoring major problems in the country.

    ajith 7 Tuesday, 16 February 2021 05:45 PM

    Need good buses too. remove present "Lorry buses" from roads

    Roshan samarathunga Tuesday, 16 February 2021 07:36 PM

    I think they need to decide weather cycle work scheme


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