SLT-MOBITEL powers ‘Park and Ride’ city bus service

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 20 2021
FT SLT-MOBITEL powers ‘Park and Ride’ city bus service

SLT-MOBITEL announced their partnership with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to provide Wi-Fi connectivity and branding for the new ‘Park and Ride’ city bus service, a novel concept developed by the State Ministry of Transport.

The inaugural launch of the first of its kind luxury bus service was held on 15 January 2021 under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Minister of Transport Gamini Lokuge, State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama, SLTB Chairman, Kingsley Ranawaka, Chairman of SLT Group Rohan Fernando along with higher officials from  SLT-MOBITEL. 

The recent brand unification of SLT-MOBITEL has enabled the brand to further strengthen its commitment as the national telecommunication service provider which specialises in providing integrated telecommunication services.  Through this city bus partnership, SLT-MOBITEL is one step ahead in providing next generation connectivity solutions and transforming the nation with digitalisation.

Commenting on SLT-MOBITEL’s contribution to the Park and Ride bus service, Rohan Fernando, Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom Group stated, “Today marks yet another historical day for SLT-MOBITEL as we get on board on this journey with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to connect the country with unparalleled connectivity solutions. We are a brand that always place customers at heart; hence, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to make a difference in their lives. The Park and Ride city buses will be yet another platform for Sri Lankans to experience 

SLT-MOBITEL’s world class Wi-Fi connectivity services on the go. As the national telecommunication service provider, we are committed to supporting the Government’s efforts and leading Sri Lanka towards an information and knowledge rich society.”

The city bus service was launched in efforts to reduce traffic congestion and promote safe and secure travel in Colombo. While the first phase of the bus service will operate from the Makumbura Multimodal Transport Centre (MTC) with 25 buses, the bus service will soon be implemented across the country. The buses are set to operate every 15 minutes from 06:00 a.m. to 09:00 a.m. on a daily basis. After 9:00 a.m. the buses will operate every 30 minutes until 08:00 p.m. Passengers with small vehicles and motorcycles will be able to park their vehicles in a designated area at the MTC and hop on the ‘Park and Ride’ city bus to commute to Colombo.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 20 2021

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