Minister Kumara Welgama has said that assistance of all SLTB workers is required for the speedy increase of the fleet of SLTB buses.
He said if the fleet should be increased to 7000 buses. 1000 new buses will be purchased. He stressed that if the abandoned buses will be repaired this target would be met.
The Minister was speaking at a function organised to re-deploy 13 buses after effecting repairs in the Kurunegala South Depot. Only 300,000 rupees was expended on the repairs on each bus. The buses were repaired at a low cost due to the commitment displayed by the SLTB workers. The Minister also inaugurated an SLTB library.