Passenger transport services to recommence partially from tomorrow

Passenger transport services to recommence partially from tomorrow

Written by Jayamal Ratnayake

25 May, 2020 | 10:39 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Department of Railways has taken measures to increase the number of trains in operation from tomorrow (26th) onwards, as part of reinstating normalcy in the country, following the COVID-19 outbreak.

“10 trains along the mainline, 09 trains along the coastal line, 05 trains along the Puttalam line as well as 01 train along the alternate line will be in operation from tomorrow onwards”, Dilantha Fernando, General Manager of Railways said.

SLTB buses will also be in operation as usual, excluding the Colombo and Gampaha Districts, the Deputy General Manager of the Sri Lanka Transport Board said.

The Inter-provincial bus service will also be operational from tomorrow onwards, excluding the Colombo and Gampaha districts, while staying in line with the health and safety measures introduced by Health authorities, according to the Ministry of Passenger Transport Management.

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