FCID removes 2095 files from NTC

Route permit irregularities:


The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has been called in to the irregularities in the issuance of private bus route permits, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says.

Minister de Silva, speaking at a workshop on how to strengthen the transport sector, in Battaramulla, yesterday revealed that as many as 2095 files pertaining to route permits had been handed over by the National Transport to the FCID. He said proper procedure had to be followed in issuing route permits and police will ascertain whether there had been irregularities as regards the documents in their custody/

Ruthless competition among bus operators was the bane of the commuter transport sector, Minister de Silva said, adding that though the government practised good governance it would not hesitate to take stern action against those responsible for irregularities in any sector.

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