SLTB to purchase 200 low-floor buses | Daily News

SLTB to purchase 200 low-floor buses

Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal made by Transport Minister Gamini Lokuge to purchase 200 new low floor buses for the Sri Lanka Transport Board, Co-cabinet Spokesman Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said.

He was addressing the weekly cabinet media briefing held at the Government Information Department.

According to the Minister, the State Ministry of vehicle regulation, bus transport services and train compartment and motor car industry plans to launch a public transport service with modern facilities in Colombo and suburbs with parking facilities as  a solution for the heavy traffic congestion and higher demand for parking space within the Colombo city and suburbs.

"For this purpose, it has been identified the need to purchase 200 buses suitable for short distance travel which are more comfortable and suitable for short distance running than the existing buses." he added.