The Department of Railways has announced that special trains will begin operating tomorrow (May 17) for essential service workers who commute to work.
However, only passengers traveling on official business will be permitted to use these services, according to Gamini Seneviratne, Deputy General Manager of Railways.
These trains will run from Kandy to Colombo via Mahawa, Rambukkana, Chilaw, and Beliatta. According to the Deputy General Manager, if a passenger fails to confirm their identity, they will be removed from the train at the next station.
These special trains will operate in addition to the regular train operations on Thursday (May 13), he said.
He added that 51 trains are scheduled to operate tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) stated that buses will be deployed from tomorrow for the benefit of commuters who travel for work.
Chairman of SLTB Kingsley Ranawaka said measures have been taken to deploy enough buses to cater to the needs of passengers.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) announced that buses will be deployed starting tomorrow to help commuters who travel for work.
According to SLTB Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka, measures have been taken to deploy enough buses to meet the needs of passengers.