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Metres for all taxis by April 20

The National Council for Road Safety Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said the government has decided to implement a rule making it mandatory for three wheelers operating taxi services to have a fare metre by April 20.

Last year in September, the Transport Ministry informed all three-wheelers to install metres in their three-wheelers by April 1. Three wheeler members, in response, said that it is difficult to install metres immediately and requested the Transport Ministry to extend the date. Accordingly, the deadline was extended to April 20.

“The decision was taken in the best interest of passengers because three-wheeler drivers tend to cheat local as well as foreign passengers."

“We expect to upgrade the quality of the three-wheeler service,” he said.