Bus fares to increase on selected routes

By Lalith Chaminda and S.K.Kaluarachchi Galle Correspondents


New bus fares for both private and SLTB buses, introduced by the Southern Province Transport Authority, would be effective from June 19. Anomalies which existed on all routes have been rectified. On some routes, fares would be lower than the present rate while on some other routes fares would be increased, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal Silva said.

Fares would be reduced on 221 routes, while it would be increased on 54 routes. The fares will remain unchanged on 113 routes, he said.

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