President draws attention to streamlining the public passenger transport service

President draws attention to streamlining the public passenger transport service

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The Government’s attention has been drawn to streamlining the Central Province public passenger transport services.

A special discussion was held in this respect and it was presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. New proposals have been submitted for a structural change in the public passenger transport service in the Central Province. A discussion in this respect was held at the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The meeting took up for discussion solutions and proposals made by the Central Province Passenger Transport Authority, the Moratuwa University and the Strategic Enterprise Management Institute on solution in the passenger transport sector.
Emphasis was laid on making the public passenger transport service more efficient and passing on its benefits to the people and the significance of introducing an electronic card as a transport ticket to the State and private bus sectors.
Measures were initiated by the relevant sectors to brief the President in this respect. Views were also exchanged at this meeting to overcome difficulties by minimizing competitiveness in the operation of buses.
The President gave instructions to take decisions on a new strategy through a Committee comprising officials of the Transport Ministry, the Sri Lanka Transport Board and the Treasury.
Among those present at this discussion were Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysinghe, and Central Province Governor Niluka Ekanayake.