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Owners of ‘noisy’ buses asked to change horns

All the passenger transport bus owners in the Western Province have been informed to remove the horn systems with blaring sounds in keeping with the law, Western Province Road Passenger Transport Authority (WP RPTA) Chairman Thusitha Kularathna said.

He said this is in line with the decision taken by the government at a meeting headed by Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on Friday.

At the meeting, the Defence Secretary on the direction of the President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed the IGP Pujith Jayasundara to enforce the law strictly against the vehicles with horns that produce a sound of more than 105 decibels which cause sound pollution.

In addition, the Chairman said that they have given a grace period of three months from April 1 for the bus owners to change the colour of passenger transport buses as per the law.

He also said that the WP RPTA has taken a decision to cancel the route permit issued to passenger transport buses if the driver or the conductor of the bus was found to be under the influence of drugs or liquor.

“All the drivers and the conductors of the passenger transport buses of the Western Province will be given a proper training with the purpose of upgrading the service,” the Chairman said.

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