Relief for inter- provincial buses to continue | Daily News

Relief for inter- provincial buses to continue

The Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal made by Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge to further extend relief previously granted to the inter-provincial passenger bus owners till the end of this year.

A decision had been taken to release the permit updating charges, delay charges (penalty charges), tender charges, log book charges, access permit charges, temporary permit charges for the expressways from the passenger transport bus owners from March 2020 for the continuous maintenance of intercity (inter-provincial) passenger transport bus service amid the COVID-19 pandemic conditions. It has been identified that passenger bus owners need to be provided with relief to cater to their commuters with a quality and efficient service since they have confronted numerous constraints due to the this pandemic coming as a second wave.