Special public transport for festive season from today

Special bus services and trains services will function to provide transport for the people who are visiting hometowns during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) will allocate 1,102 additional busses from today till April 16 in this regard.

Twelve additional bus journeys will be operated to Badulla, 10 to Matara, eight to Galle, six to Jaffna and one to Anuradhapura.

The SLTB employees have been requested to provide uninterrupted service to the commuters. Private buses have also increased their turns up to 1,800 to all areas around Colombo and Homagama.

The Railway Department will implement an additional 21 train journeys from today.

Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said that raids will be conducted to nab errant bus operators who overcharge passengers during the season.

He said it is necessary to adhere to health guidelines when using the public transport.

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