|Special unit to monitor SLTB
The Ministry of Transport is launching a special
unit to supervise SLTB buses running within the
Colombo city and suburbs. “The unit is also
responsible to be vigilant about buses parked
outside the Pettah Central Bus Stop and buses
running under the Sisusariya Progrmame that
transport school children”, said deputy minister
Rohana Kumara Dissanayake.
CTB buses are often complained to be unsuitable to
be on the road and the special supervising unit is
also expected to report such incidents in addition
to its chief duties.
“However, the priority of the unit is to observe and
supervise any inefficiency and corruption in
Sisusariya which has attracted a number of complains
about delays,” stressed the deputy minister.
The special unit will kick off with three motor
cycles constantly assigned to keep surveillance of
CTB buses and the ministry expects to increase the
number to seven motorcycles.
CTB is currently recruiting additional persons
required to bring the special unit to its full