New bus fare system to charge reduced fare from standing passengers mooted | Daily News

New bus fare system to charge reduced fare from standing passengers mooted

Authorities are contemplating introducing a new bus fare system in order to charge a reduced price from standing passengers travelling in public transport buses, said State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama.

He said the authorities are now contemplating introducing a reduced charge for standing passengers as bus operators continue to violate seating rules introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Speaking to the media in Kandy, he said buses were carrying passengers in violation of the seating rules, despite the recent increase in fares to minimize the loss incurred in carrying passengers only to the number of seats, in accordance with health guidelines.

He also said that a new fare system will be introduced to enable standing passengers to be charged fares which existed before the recent revision of bus fares.


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