Report on bus fare revision today
Posted in Local News
A report with respect of the proposed bus fare hike based on the annual bus fare amendment will be submitted to the Cabinet today (12).
Earlier, President Maithripala Sirisena also asserted that private bus owners would be given an opportunity to express their opinion before the expert committee which was appointed for the bus fare revision.
The expert committee is to submit a set of proposals to the next Cabinet meeting based on the views of bus owners and other stakeholders.
The Transport Minister will announce the decisions to be taken up with regard to the bus fare revision.
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These bus operators are and never will be satisfied even if the minimum fare is brought to 100 rupees these guys just never will be satisfied at present 8 rupee ticket is 10 and 12 rupees they never give the balance one has to check the 183 176 155 154 261 route services even in the mornings they wait in bus stops for ages or wait till the next bus comes therefore before reversions a better service should be given and also all traffic rules are broken by these drivers conductors do not know how to speak to elderly passengers and expect old people to get in and out in a hurry high time minister of transport took action on these bus operators
How can they be satisfied when they are forced by the government to run at a loss without any consideration for depreciation on capital for purchase of buses interest payments ,maintenance. They are making a profit by making the driver and conductor work like slaves without a 5 day week, without annual leave, without EPF and ETF that is the reason the CTB is running at a huge loss to the country as they are providing all those to its employees . The fact is due to wrong economic policies we cannot afford to go in buses . In most developed countries bus service is subsidized by the goverment