No inter-provincial transport this week, says State Minister of Transport


There will be no inter-provincial transport services this week, states Transport State Minister, Dilum Amunugama.

He said the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Task Force has not recommended resuming public transport service in this situation.

“However, it has been reported that there are not enough bus and trains to operate in the provinces for the use of essential service workers. Therefore, we decided to assign more buses and trains within the provinces,” the State Minister said.

The State Minister is expecting a concrete decision from the Army chief this week with regards to the resumption of public transport services across the provinces.