Fuel Pass QR code now accepting new registrations

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Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said the National Fuel Pass QR code system is now accepting new registrations.

He said the Department of Motor Vehicles has completed their scheduled maintenance and the system is now open for new registrations.

Due to planned maintenance work by the Department of Motor Traffic, registering new users for the National Fuel Pass was disabled for 48 hours beginning 5 August.

Meanwhile, Minister Wijesekera released last week’s data, from the National Fuel Pass QR system, in a tweet.

According to the data, over 5.5 million vehicles have registered for the fuel pass, and over 4.3 million transactions have been completed at 1,246 filling stations across the island in seven days. He also said in addition to the standard quota, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Transport to determine the needs of the SLTB, private buses, and taxis yesterday (8).

According to Wijesekara, it was decided that the National Transport Commission (NTC) would identify the requirements for each category with the assistance of the Provincial Councils and recommend the fuel requirements to the Ministry of Power and Energy.

“Once the requirements are received, the ministry will consider allocating additional quotas for those requirements on a separate QR code by the end of next week. Until then, SLTB depots will continue to fulfil private bus requirements from the 107 SLTB depots as they did last week, while taxis will receive the standard quota this week,” Wijesekara said.

BY Thameenah Razeek