Jul 01, 2021

Bus fare hike on the way!

The Private Bus Owners Association says they would be compelled to increase the bus fares in the coming weeks because of the heavy losses suffered by the owners.
 
Association's president Gamunu Wijeratne said due to the prevailing COVID situation, the bus owners  have suffered a loss of Rs 9 billion.
 
Although some financial reliefs have been given to them, due to the fines imposed on them and as well as some other financial issues, the bus owners don't have any other option but to increase the bus fares, said Wijeratne.
 
Because of the COVID-19, about 40 per cent of the private buses are operating on the roads and the situation further aggravated when the country went under a lockdown, he said.
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