Bus fare revision unlikely, says NTC

Bus fare revision unlikely, says NTC

Bus fare revision unlikely, says NTC

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jun, 2014 | 12:30 pm

The National Transport Commission says that there will be no revision to bus fares in line with the National Transport Policy, which carries out a revision on bus fares on July 1 every year.

On that note, the Chairman of the National Transport Commission, Renuka Dushyantha Perera says that a revision in bus fares is unnecessary this time around. However, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Private Bus Owners Federation, Anjana Priyanjith notes that a revision in bus fares should be enacted by Tuesday.

Gemunu Wijerathne the Chairman of the Private Bus Owners Association says that there will be no revision in bus fares this time.

The Chairman of the Inter Provincial Private Bus Association P. Sarath Wijithakumara says that a situation has arisen where the existing crisis situation pertaining to the revision of bus fares should be solved through decisive discussions.

Despite several opinions being expressed regarding the revision of bus fares, with the price of diesel remaining unchanged, the Secretary to the Ministry of Private Transport Services, Padmasiri Jayamanne said that there will be no revision in the existing bus fares.

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