New school bus service from Monday

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Director General of the National Transport Commission (NTC) Nilan Miranda said a new private bus service, enabling students and teachers alike to reach their schools without a hassle, countrywide, will be launched tomorrow (1).

He said this particular bus service would be initiated as a pilot project solely within the Western Province with the coordination of the NTC and the Road Passenger Transport Authority of the Western Province.

Miranda added initially 40 private buses will be utilised for this new school transport service and noted that in order to identify the buses they will have a signboard stating ‘Joint School Service’. He said the new bus service will cater exclusively for students and teachers and not for regular commuters.

By Mithun Jayawardene