Substandard buses won’t be imported-Arjuna

2019-03-15 at 15:00

Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga says passenger transport buses that are of low quality will not be imported in future.

Speaking to media after calling on the Asgiri Chief Prelate the Minister said several programmes are being carried out to uplift the public transport service.

Minister Ranatunga said the increased volume of vehicles on the main road is probably due to the lack of standards of the public transport system.

He noted the government will import quality trains and busses so that people travelling in single vehicles will move to these modes of transport.

The Minister further said the government has decided to make several changes within the coming months adding instead of bringing down buses that are substandard, they hope to bring down busses of acceptable quality and discussions in this regard are currently underway.