New transport zone for Pettah
Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has taken steps to transform
the areas covering Fort Railway Station, Pettah Bus Stand and Bastian
Mawatha Private Bus Stand as a Transport Zone.
Accordingly, the management of the Bastian Mawatha Bus Stand will be
taken over by the National Transport Commission and all the long
distance bus services commencing from Colombo will begin from this bus
This steps will solve the longstanding problem faced by bus commuters
who had to go two places to catch buses. This new scheme will be
implemented shortly, Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.
Meanwhile Pettah Bus Stand has been fully refurbished and will be
commissioned within the next four weeks. Bastian Mawatha Bus Stand too
will be modernised under a longterm project.
The proposed Transport Zone will include all the modern facilities
and this will turn a new page in the transport sector of the country,
the Minister said.