A new bus service dedicated for women was commissioned today. Plans are also underway to recruit women drivers and conductors.
A notable feature was an invitation extended to a woman to drive the bus reserved for women at the invitation of Minister Kumara Welgama. Thereafter the Minister drove the bus launched on route No: 318. The Minister said that this new service was mooted following the disclosure of information on many issues women encounter in public transport services. He revealed of plans to introduce the bus service which will be reserved only for women in more areas. The Minister said that said that arrangements are in the offing to recruit female drivers and conductors to the Sri Lanka Transport Board and a luxury bus service for women with the opening of the Southern Expressway for the operation of buses.