Railway ticket fares to extend this month


Sri Lanka Railways says that the ticket costs shall be elevated this month.

Sri Lanka Railways Basic Supervisor, Dhammika Jayasundara acknowledged that ticket costs will improve to 40% of the bus fare inside this month, because the Cupboard had additionally authorised it.

He famous that it’s anticipated to scale back the loss made by the Sri Lanka Railways by Rs. 6 billion by growing the ticket costs.

Jayasundara mentioned that at present, the prepare ticket value is about 20% compared to the bus fare.

The Basic Supervisor mentioned that as a result of current ticket fees, the railway division incurs a lack of round Rs. 30 million per day.

He mentioned that Sri Lanka Railways spends Rs. 45 million on gas each day, nonetheless, solely generates a each day income of roughly Rs. 15 million.


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