Nod only for 12 buses on Expressway
The National Transport Commission (NTC) will take legal action
against owners of buses and other transport services which illegally
transport commuters on the Southern Expressway, without obtaining route
A NTC Spokesman said that only four private buses and seven Sri Lanka
Transport Board buses are permitted to transport passengers on the
The Commission has received several complaints regarding unauthorized
operators who transport passengers, he said.
“All buses wishing to ply on the Expressway have to obtain special
permission from the NTC which has the responsibility of ensuring that
approved buses for highway travel, comply with strict safety and
mechanical standards minimising the possibility of accidents on the
route,” he added.
“We will take stern action against buses that travel without a
transport permit and engage in transport services on the Southern
Expressway which may inconvenience the public.”
He said that the IGP has been informed of this move.