COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Expressway bus fares have been reduced by 10 percent.
The National Transport Commission has accordingly published the reduced bus fares.
Minister of Transport Bandula Gunawardena yesterday said the decision to reduce expressway bus fares was taken following discussions held with the National Transport Commission.
Minister Gunawardena said they decided to amend the bus fare pricing formula in order to provide relief to bus operators and the general public.
He said the fare calculation method has been changed, considering the current climate in the country and to safeguard the passengers and bus operators.
Minister Gunawardena added certain charges levied from bus operators have also been reduced.
He said the number of buses running along the Colombo-Matara route have reduced considerably due to the costs and lack of demand.
The Transport Minister said considering all factors, certain benefits have been granted to bus operators while passengers will also receive the benefit of reduced bus fares from today.