Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said separate lanes will be assigned to buses in capital Colombo and the suburbs from August 15.
Addressing a media briefing at the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry, the Minister said the priority bus lanes will be implemented during the rush hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The move is aimed at instilling road discipline to ease congestion and reduce accidents.
Accordingly, two Priority Bus Lanes will be implemented on August 15 from Kurusa Junction in Moratuwa to Katubedda junction and on the Galle Road section starting near the Savoy Cinema, Wellawatte up to Bambalapitiya junction.
Priority Bus Lanes from Katubedda Junction to Meliban Junction and Bambalapitiya Junction to Pittala Junction will be introduced on August 22.
Priority Bus Lanes between Polduwa Junction and Borella Ayurveda junction and Town Hall to Thummulla Junction will be implemented from August 29.
Priority Bus Lanes from Technical junction to Colombo Fort and Colombo Fort to Slave Island will be implemented on September 5.
Priority Bus Lanes between Slave Island and Colombo Fort will be implemented on September 12 and Borella to Maradana will be introduced on November 30.