The Ministry of Transport has granted permission to increase bus fares by a 1.2 ratio with effect from midnight on Tuesday (11), on the condition the number of passengers are transported as per the seating capacity.
The minimum bus fare of Rs. 12/- will be increased to Rs. 14/- said the Ministry of Transport.
State Minister Dilum Amunugama said it will be mandatory for all buses to install hand sanitizer bottles at all doors of the bus used by the passengers.
In addition, a QR code will be pasted on the back of every seat where when scanned the details will be updated.
The State Minister said in the absence of such a system, a detailed form will be made available for all passengers to complete using their own pen.