Bus fare to increase from Monday (14) night

Bus fare to increase from Monday (14) night

Bus fare to increase from Monday (14) night

Written by Teena Marian

14 Mar, 2022 | 8:50 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Considering the demands made by the Bus Associations a decision has been taken to increase bus fares from Monday midnight (14).

Director-General of the National Transport Commission, Commander Nilan Miranda, said the fare revisions would be submitted to the Cabinet on Monday (14) for approval.

Accordingly, the new minimum bus fare will increase to between Rs. 19 to 20, and the rest of the prices will be decided once the Minister submits a cabinet paper to the cabinet, the NTC Director-General added.

Meanwhile, the President of the Ceylon Private Bus Owners’ Association, Gemunu Wijeratne stated that due to the fuel shortage the number of private buses operating on Monday (14) will be limited to 15 to 25 percent.

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