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Relief package for private bus operators

Plans are underway to grant relief packages soon for private bus operators whose livelihood has been affected due to the lockdown.

Under the relief package, vouchers will be granted for private bus operators to purchase tyres, batteries, lubricants , diesel and spare parts while a certain value for insurance will also be included in the voucher,” said Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry, State Minister Dilum Amunugama.

Addressing a media briefing held in Kandy yesterday, the Minister said that there are nearly 17,000 private buses in the fleet and all the private buses will be entitled for the relief package.

“The programme will be implemented soon even during the lockdown and thereby private bus operators will be able to add their buses to the fleet without any problems once the travel restrictions are over,” he added.

He said private bus operators are in a very bad situation due to the lockdown. “This concessionary package will definitely be a great relief to them,” he added.

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