The proposal on the integrated Sri Lanka Transport Board and Private Bus Service time schedule is to be submitted to Parliament.
The SLTB and the Private Transport Services have reached a compromise of supplying a joint service with the aim of streamlining transport. It is hoped to launch this programme to cover the entire country. It was revealed at a conference in Colombo that initial plans in this respect have already been formulated.
The meeting was organized to appraise about the future programme of the private transport sector. Separate time schedules will be operative for Districts. The second and third phases of the programme will be mooted taking into consideration the issues that surface in the implementation of the third phase. In addition to easing congestion, the new programme will grant more facilities including the increasing of night transport.
Giving his views on the occasion, Minister Kumara Welgama said that they had already taken several initiatives which would be beneficial for the growth of the transport sector.
In his address, Minister C.B. Ratnayake said that their intention was to launch the programme as soon as possible after taking into account the views of the public. Chief Ministers representing the Provinces and officials involved in the transport sector were present on this occasion.