The symbolic key of renovated buses handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
A fleet of 273 buses belonging to Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which were taken out of service due to dilapidation were repaired and re-added to passenger transportation on Thursday (31) at an event held at the Galle Face Green under the patronage of President
The repaired buses will be utilized to meet the passenger transportation needs in rural areas throughout the country.
The project, based on a concept of State Minister of Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motorcar Industry Dilum Amunugama was implemented under the guidance of Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge.In order to rebuild the economy, vehicle imports were restricted after the new government came into power.
The 273 buses that were completely out of service at 107 depots island-wide have been repaired at a cost of
Rs.115 million. The project was carried out by SLTB depots and Lakdiva Engineering with the full support of Sri Lanka Public Transport Employees Union. Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge, State Minister Dilum Amunugama, Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Chairman of SLTB Kingsley Ranawaka were also present.