Operate or be fined, private bus owners told

  • 9 Apr 2007 08:50:22 GMT

    [All private bus owners have been warned that they would be fined Rs. 1,000 per day if they fail to operate their buses from today till April 18, except for two days]

    All these news headlines are to gain cheap popularity for the minister and the government among ignorant people. Othewise, what about the buses out of order, undergoing services, beaking down on the road, workers falling sick. Are these factors not considered? Is NTC still going to apply that fine?

    [The source said that special bus services will be arrange from today (9) from the pettah bus terminal to all main cities and towns throughout the country to facilitate people going home for to celebrate the New Year]

    Will `all main cities and towns` include those in the north and east, particulary Jaffna?

  • 9 Apr 2007 09:53:13 GMT

    Wonder what happened to the rule that said no standing passengers from 1st January 2007!!