Over 50% of private buses to ply today with depots providing diesel | Daily News

Over 50% of private buses to ply today with depots providing diesel

Nearly 50 per cent of the private buses will operate in the country today (20) as they had obtained required diesel yesterday, said President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association Gemunu Wijeratne.

Accordingly, around 9,000 buses will operate in the country today.

Wijeratne told they expect to obtain diesel from the Sri Lanka Transport Board depots from today onwards as assured by the Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara.

The minister assured to provide 800,000 liters for private and SLTB buses on a daily basis through the SLTB depots. Accordingly, the countrywide private bus operations will be increased to 70 per cent, he said. “If required fuel amounts are received, bus owners are ready to operate their buses,”, he added.


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