The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) would deploy 2,000 new super luxury buses on six main routes leading to the Colombo city as a solution to ease the traffic congestion created by the ever increasing number of private vehicles entering the Colombo city limits on a daily basis.
According to Transport Minister Kumara Welgama the six main routes - Moratuwa - Pettah, Kesbewa - Pettah, Negombo - Pettah, Gampaha - Pettah, Kaduwela - Pettah via Malabe and Homagama - Pettah have been identified as areas reported to be heavily traffic congested due to the number of private vehicles entering Colombo daily.
He said that over 300,000 passengers travel to Colombo on a daily basis, resulting in the heavy traffic congestion to the island nation's financial capital, Colombo.
The project would be operative for the convenience of office workers and to those entering the city in private vehicles entering the Colombo city from the above mentioned six main corridors.
The Minister said the people, especially the office workers have a tendency to obtain luxury travel experiences and it was our duty to fulfill their requirements.
"Our objective is to provide people a safe and comfortable travel experience to nearby cities with the implementation of this project," the Minister added.
These super luxury buses have room for about 100 passengers, modern technological facilities for disabled people to board the bus and mobile phone facilities.