The National Transport Commission has stressed that route permits will not be issued for private busses outside the tender system.
Chairman of the Commission Shashi Welgama opined that the system is being put into practice to maintain transparency. There is information that private buses are operating sans route permits. He said special squads have been deployed to carry out raids to nab the culprits. The Transport Commission Chairman added that private buses will not be permitted to operate without route permits after the issuance of fresh tenders.