Yesterday, the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) chairman Gemunu Wijeratne stated that they’re able to convey the advantage of the current gasoline value discount to commuters, provided that the gasoline provide is regularized to function at the least 50% of the buses from their complete fleet. http://fuelpass.gov.lk.
Addressing the media, he stated that in comparison with the current gasoline value discount, we’re able to go on the profit to commuters, primarily based on the provisions of the nationwide coverage and in accordance the value system.
“We can not give that profit whereas ready in lengthy queues to pump diesel from SLTB depots.
We have to attend in queues for at the least three days to get 40, 70, or 90 litres of diesel,” Wijeratne stated.
We solely obtain 5% of diesel from SLTB depots and 95% isn’t provided, he stated.
Therefore, we needed to focus on the matter with the Power and Energy Minister and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) chairman and make preparations to streamline the provision of gasoline.
With a restricted variety of non-public buses working these buses are all the time overcrowded and are topic to breakdowns and passengers’ lives to are in danger .
At this crucial juncture, we can not take them for repairs. Therefore, there’s a want for a correct mechanism to provide gasoline straight from CPC filling stations.
“We can not function even 50% of our complete fleet with the provided gasoline via the SLTB depots. With this present gasoline disaster, a median of 15 and 10% of personal buses are in operation inside a interval of the previous one month, “Wijeratne stated.
He stated a most of solely 3,000 buses had been operated day by day for a interval of the previous one month and a minimal of 1,000 buses. Also, there have been situations when solely 500 buses had been on the roads at sure occasions.
3000 buses might be operated if diesel is provided via SLTB depots. At least 600,000 litres of diesel needs to be provided to maintain 50% of buses on the roads, which is between 6,000 and 6,500 buses.
Disqus Shortname not set. Please check settings