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* Sri Lanka state bus service earns record income in festive season
Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 09:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 13, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses deployed for New Year festive season have earned a revenue of over Rs. 100 million by the 11th of this month, said Chandra Kithsiri, Chief Manager of the Pettah Central Bus Stand.

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board Upali Marasinghe stated that this is a record income of the SLTB history.

Over 1500 SLTB buses have been added to the transport service during this festive season. About 4800 buses are operated daily by the Sri Lanka Transport Board. Accordingly, approximately 6300 buses are in use during this festive season.

Normally around 1400 buses are operated daily from the Central Bus Stand in Pettah and this time it has been increased to 1800, the Chief Manager said.

He said that the congestion at the Central Bus Stand in Pettah was somewhat reduced after the opening of the multi-modal transport hub in Kottawa recently.

Accordingly, the passengers from many outskirts of Colombo now have the opportunity to take public transport from the new center without coming to the Central Bus Stand.

SLTB Chairman Upali Marasinghe said that a special program is also in operation for passenger protection.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport requests the public to inform the buses charging extra money during the festive season. According to the National Transport Commission, the hotline number 1955 has been reserved for passenger complaints.

National Transport Commission says complaints regarding SLTB buses can be lodged by calling 011 7 555 555 and 077 1 056 032.


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