Oct 30, Colombo: General Manger of Sri Lanka Railways Dhammika Jayasundara says that inter-provincial trains will be operated from November 1.
He informed that the train services are being provided following the health guidelines given by the government and the passengers traveling on the trains should follow the proper health guidelines.
There are about 152 inter-provincial trains and office workers as well as the general public can use the trains for travel. Passengers will also be able to obtain train tickets through the ticket counters, said General Manager of Railways Dhammika Jayasundara.
The Special Committee on COVID-19 Control which met yesterday (29) has decided to remove the travel restrictions between the provinces which are in effect in the country after 04.00 am on October 31.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the National Transport Commission Nilan Miranda said the inter-provincial bus service will commence from tomorrow (31) with the easing of travel restrictions and steps have been taken to operate special bus services for office workers coming to Colombo from various parts of the country.