Cabinet to decide today on bus fares revision

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A final decision pertaining to the revision of bus fares is due to be taken at today’s (14) cabinet meeting.

Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama, speaking at a media briefing yesterday, stated that an announcement in this regard will be made following the meeting by the ministers.

Moreover, the National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced that an increase in bus fares will come into effect from midnight today.

While Cabinet approval is yet to be obtained, the minimum fare is set to go up to between Rs. 19 and Rs. 20, the NTC said.