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New Bus service To Aid Students

May 26, 2010 3:53:47 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Ministry of Transport has initiated a new transportation program called ‘Sisu Seriya’ in a bid to reduce the number of vehicles on the road as well as provide relief to the parents of students.

Currently, almost 6,000 school vans are in service and after the program is initiated, the number will be reduced to 2,000. The buses, which will carry up to 52 children, will cut down on transport costs, especially since children under 12 will only be charged 25 percent of the original cost. The program will not only reduce traffic congestion, it will also reduce the dilapidation of roads in and around Colombo.