Posted on 08.19.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The Transport ministry says that the train fees are to be increased by 15% from 1st of October.
According to this proposal, the minimum charges are still the same as 10.00 Rupees but travel distance for 10.00 Rupees would be shortened up to 7 km, and all the other charges to be up by 15%.
The government decided to get this decision As the railway charges were not changed for several years and to minimise the ongoin big lost for the railway department.
However, the government policy is very clear in connection with the transport service like this. Step by step the government putting the cost in to the common peoples’ shoulders. By doing this, they seem to direct the welfare services like railway in to the natural death.