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* Sri Lanka's transport authority to get tough with passenger transport drivers
Mon, Feb 3, 2014, 07:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: The transport authority in Sri Lanka has decided to crack the whip on passenger transport drivers in order to address the rise in accidents related to passenger transport buses in the country.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has said that drivers obtaining a passenger transport driver's license will have to undertake a compulsory training on first aid, technical areas and ethics.

NTC Head Roshan Gunawardena said that a 24-hour hotline has been introduced for members of the public to make complaints regarding the conduct of bus drivers and conductors. The hotline number is 1955.

He explained to the media that disciplinary action will be taken against drivers and conductors following inquiries.

He added that the NTC is also conducting training programs with traffic police.

According to Gunawardena, the NTC is looking at introducing grant awards to good drivers nominated by the public; establish welfare facilities for drivers, conductors and their families in order to promote responsible driving among passenger transport drivers.

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