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Train fares for reserved seats up from today

Cabinet Spokesman, Transport and Highways Minister Bandula Gunawardena yesterday stated that attention has been paid to find alternative sources of revenue for the Railway Department.

Participating in a media briefing held at the Government Information Department yesterday, the Minister also said that 50 new trains will be added to the fleet within the next two weeks.

Minister Gunawardena said that in the face of the fuel crisis, several programmes are being implemented to strengthen public transport and provide relief to the public by carrying more passengers by buses and trains. The Railway Department has decided to increase the fares for reserved seats by 30 percent to 60 percent from June 01. Responding to a query from a journalist, the Minister said that there was no revision in train fares and only the fares for the reserved seats were increased.



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