The National Transport Commission states that the new bus fare tariff will be announced on Monday.
Commission Chairman M.A.P. Hemachandra told our news team that the revising of the current bus fares is still being examined.
The government gave approval to the private bus owners and SLTB to increase the current bus fares by 6% with effect from August 1st.
Accordingly, the minimum bus fare will be increased to 9 rupees from 8 rupees.
The National Transport Commission Chairman stated that revisions made to other bus fares will be announced on Monday.
Meanwhile reports published state that three wheeler rates will also be increased following the new bus fare revision.
However Three Wheelers Association’s Chairman E. Devananda Suraweera said that his association has not decided to increase three wheel charges.