The National Transport Commission (NTC) is planning to increase bus fares by 6.2% from July 1, but the minimum fare of Rs. 9 is likely to remain unchanged.
During a discussion held yesterday between the NTC and representatives of the Inter Regional Bus Companies presided over by NTC Chairman Roshan Gunawardene, some bus owners lamented that the percentage of increase was not sufficient and sought a bigger hike.
The NTC Chairman said the report on yesterday’s discussion would be handed over to Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayake, while adding that bus owners had proposed a change in the criteria adopted in the bus fare revision structure.
He said another meeting would be held with the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association and the All Ceylon Private Bus Companies Federation soon. (Mahinda Nissanka - Courtesy Lankadeepa)