Over 90 SLTB depots record Rs. 4.5 Mn monthly revenue each | Daily News

Over 90 SLTB depots record Rs. 4.5 Mn monthly revenue each

The daily revenue earned by bus depots belonging to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has increased in recent times. There are 107 bus depots belonging to the SLTB. Except for 12 of them, the other 95 depots had recorded a daily income of Rs. 150,000. Accordingly, each of these depots had recorded a total income of Rs. 4,500,000 during the last month.

This was revealed when Passenger Transport, Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera visited the SLTB head office in Narahenpita on February 11 to review the progress achieved by the SLTB, a media release issued by the Passenger Transport Management Ministry said.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was accompanied by State Minister of Transport Services Management Dilum Amunugama and SLTB Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka. It was also revealed that several measures had been proposed to turn around the balance 12 bus depots and make them increase their daily income.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Amaraweera said the new vigour and enthusiasm generated among the SLTB workforce consequent to the victory of the new government, enabled them to transform the SLTB into a profitable venture during the last month. Describing the SLTB as one of the oldest state ventures, he advised bus crews and other SLTB staff to act in a disciplined and law-abiding manner that would help to make the SLTB an exemplary state institution.

The media release said at present, the SLTB has a total fleet of 7,000 buses of which 5,700 are roadworthy. The government has decided to purchase 500 new buses for the SLTB this year and add 2,000 low-floor buses to the fleet.


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