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17 June 2013 07:06 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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)

  Comments - 23

  • dass Monday, 17 June 2013 08:32 PM

    here goes again!

    zara Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:00 AM

    "minimum bus fair is unchange" if its hike to Rs10.00, no problem. already we are paying minimum charges Rs 10. via DM Android App

    Mahesh Monday, 17 June 2013 10:47 PM

    Minimum fare is anyway 10/-. Who can take 9/- in change all the time. How many bus conductors give the 1/- change. They put their coins in to their back pocket and say no change.

    nihal Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:22 AM

    Increase not affected to ministers as they have pubic funds available for their travel allowances, They don't worry as they are not affected

    indimurray Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:09 AM

    Make the Minimum fare Rs. 10

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:24 AM

    Getting well and truly.

    Dilhani Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:35 AM

    Do we get Luxury buses.

    wimal Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:10 AM

    I agree with the price hike, but bring Luxury. Don't allow packed people in to buses. Limit the passengers in a Bus. impose heavy fines if the buses overloaded. Make 10% fare hike reasonable.

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:37 AM

    Api KamBus !

    SAM_SPARROW Tuesday, 18 June 2013 03:50 AM

    Reaching the semi finals, bus fair up, when we wins the trophy, may be gas price goes up!

    Critic Roshan Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:15 AM

    Ali madhiwata harak!!! on general public.

    Akram Tuesday, 18 June 2013 04:14 AM

    The 1/= is haram for them.

    M.O.A. Careem Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:29 AM

    several - used to this preaching.......

    unchikun Tuesday, 18 June 2013 04:18 AM

    What happened to the magic prepaid card the minister of economic development and the minister of transport was boasting about. Ha!

    mail_guy Tuesday, 18 June 2013 04:20 AM

    There will be people who live in the real wonderland to protest favor to the gov says hike was right, just like they did for EC bill hike.

    CROW Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:54 AM


    dava Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:46 AM

    Do we really need a government in the country to put up prices to run the country? Government should doo things to ease the burdens of the masses. The question is are these happening. Not at all. As long as this prevail nothing good for the pople wii come by.

    Magiya Tuesday, 18 June 2013 07:05 AM

    Please increase Rs. 9 to Rs. 10 and reduce Rs.16 to Rs. 15. This will reduce the shortage of coins and disputes between passengers and bus conductors.

    WAC Tuesday, 18 June 2013 02:26 AM

    Increasing fares may be reasonable. But where is the quality improvement? National Transport Commission is not doing anything effective in this regard since of late. A large percentage of bus commuters are moving away from public transport and resorting to some sort of private transport resulting congestion in main cities !!
    Wonder of Asia???

    Not a Joke Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:16 PM

    1st ban loud music inside the buses.

    HK Monday, 17 June 2013 07:11 PM

    Ticket machine cost.... To cover...

    Richard Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:08 AM

    A casualty news on cricket match season! Ain't sure what else will go up though......

    zara Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:00 AM

    champions trophy bouncer. via DM Android App

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