Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sri Lanka plan to expand public transport

..."If 10 percent of passengers were transferred to public transport, 200 million dollars will be saved per year," Kumarage told a forum on public passenger transport ahead of a summit of south Asian leaders in Colombo...
....Traffic congestion is constantly increasing as more and more people buy vehicles...
...A public passenger transport system which is comfortable and competitive will reduce the daily use of private vehicles and eventually reduce environmental pollution....
...In the early years, its tram cars and railroads were on par with the best found elsewhere with the Ceylon Transport Board one of the world's largest state-owned bus services at the time.
"We are attempting to put right something that has been neglected probably for well over 30-40 years, giving public passenger transport its due place in the economy," Kumarage told reporters.... LankaBusinessOnline

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