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Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 18:59
Railway services request a fare increase by 20%
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The Department of Railways stated that it has made a proposal to the ministry of transport to revise train fares by 20%.  

Speaking to our news team, Assistant Commercial Superintendent of the Department of Railways, N.J. Idhipolange stated that a fare revision has not taken place since 2008 although fuel prices have increased several times afterwards.  

He further stated that a proposal was made in 2015 to increase the fares by 20% for which, a definite response has not been received as yet.

The Assistant Commercial Superintendent further stated that train fares too should be revised in parallel to the bus fare revision which is scheduled to take place from the 1st of July.

 
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