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Pvt. Bus Fares Increased By 7.6%

Jun 23, 2011 12:40:22 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Private Transport Ministry today announced that private bus fares will be increased by 7.6 percent with effect from July 1.

Private Transport Minister C.B. Ratnayake has said that the bus fare hike would come into effect from July 1st and the minimum fare would be increased to Rs. 7.

The government has decided to increase the bus fare of Rs. 9 to Rs.10 and the Rs. 12 fare to Rs. 13.

Meanwhile, the private bus operators have demanded that bus fares be increased by 10 percent and has warned of launching a strike on Monday (27).