The National Transport Commission (NTC) would introduce another set of classical audio songs and high-quality music video CDs and DVDs to play in buses within the next two months, NTC Director-General commander (Rtd) Mr Nilan Miranda said.
"We cannot take legal action against bus operators for not playing the videos and audios given by the NTC. But this can be considered as a condition, during the renewal of the route permit," NTC Director-General said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said the first set of songs were introduced and distributed among bus crews ceremonially at the Makumbura Multi-Modal Transport Hub.
Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera requested all bus crews to stop playing irritating music and videos from January 15.
"The decision was taken considering the repetition of songs in buses. The songs and videos would be selected under the supervision of a panel of experts," he said.
The Transport Ministry had prohibited loud music in buses from January 01, 2020, and had advised passengers to use the hotline 1955 to lodge any complaint regarding the matter. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)