Over 5,000 idling buses to be repaired
In keeping with the pledge made by the Government to increase the
passenger bus fleet, Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma last week
took a firm decision to repair over 5,000 idling buses, currently lying
at Ceylon Transport Board (CTB) depot yards countrywide.
The Minister said importing new buses will be stopped until further
notice.Alahapperuma said three un used buses in depot yards could be
turned into its earlier condition from the money spent to import a bus.
He said he was compelled to take a decision to repair old buses
following several visits he made to certain depots in the recent past.
The Minister also expressed his disappointment over the non use of
many buses due to the negligence of officials.