Park & Ride City Bus Service from today
Posted on January 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The ‘Park & Ride City Bus Service’ system, will come to effect from today from the Makumbura Multi-modal Transport Centre (MTC), State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama said.

He said the launching ceremony of the system will be held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. 

The Park & Ride system is a method introduced for the people to engage in their day-to-day activities, without entering the city of Colombo driving their vehicles,” he said.
   
The people who come to Colombo in their vehicles can use the allocated parking areas. Thereafter, they may use the air-conditioned luxury bus service to reach the city and return to their parking place after attending to their work,” the State Minister said.   

This system was designed to run a citybus every 15 minutes, he said. We have removed one row of seats in each of these buses to provide enough space. These buses have been applied with chemical coating which is resistant to COVID-19 virus. Once the virus come into contact on the surface of these buses, they will perish,” he said.  
 
Also, these buses have been provided with Wi-Fi facilities and GPS tracking facilities. A mobile application has been launched to locate the arrival of the next bus also on the system,” Minister Amunugama said.   
The Ministry had also decided to introduce E-ticketing system, so that there would be no necessity to use currency noted in the buses,” he said.(Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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