Buses, three-wheelers and motorbikes on the same lane from today

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 7:14

Today is the third day of the Bus Priority Lane Law rehearsal implemented focusing on four routes that causes the most traffic congestion in the city of Colombo in the Western Province.

Police say that from today, buses, three wheelers and motorbikes will be allowed only in the lanes reserved for buses under the lane rules.

The Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association stated that if three wheelers and motorcycles are allowed to enter the bus lane, they will move away from the bus priority lane system.

However, police said that under the lane rules, buses, three-wheelers and motorbikes will be allowed to travel only in the lanes reserved for buses from tomorrow.

Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon stated that a fine of Rs. 2,000 will be imposed on drivers violating lane rules after the current rehearsal period in Colombo.

The police have taken steps to reactivate this lane rule as a solution to the traffic congestion that has become a serious problem in Colombo and the suburbs.

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