May 15, 2018

Bus owners to strike over inadequate fare hike Featured

Private bus owners are to strike from midnight tomorrow (16) to protest an inadequate fare hike.

Meeting this morning, the cabinet decided to raise bus fares by 6.5 per cent and to keep the Rs. 10 minimum fare unchanged.

However, the three main bus associations say that is not enough and are to strike demanding a higher increase.

They want a 20 pc increase, and the minimum fare raised to Rs. 15.