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Govt. waive concessions to bring private bus service to normal

9 March 2021 09:50 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Intending to bring the bus service back to normal, the Government decided to continue with the inter-provincial bus services in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.

While addressing the weekly media briefing, the cabinet spokesman said approval has been granted to waive the update charges, delay charges, tender fees, log clearance fees, entry fees and fees to use expressway, temporary permit charged by bus operators till the end of 2020.

Since it appears that it may take some more time to bring the bus service back to normal.

The concessions were given out as follows:

Charging the higher amount of the two, 10% of the annual tender fee or a Rs. 15,000

Charging 10% of the express licence fee for using the expressway

Release from Log and Access Fees

(Chaturanga Samarawickramam)

  Comments - 2

  • Mali Tuesday, 09 March 2021 12:05 PM

    Kindly introduce back bus route numbers 102, 155

    mike fernando Tuesday, 09 March 2021 06:34 PM

    High time we had a DECENT bus/ public transport system in SL for the public to travel in comfort and in safety, specially for laies, securely. WE ARE WORSE THAN INDIA NOW. We also need to change our vehicle insuarance system to be on par with developed countries, where the guilty party to be held responsible, like in UK, and then there will be better more disciplined drivers on the road, specially DEADLY busses.


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