Electric buses : New Cabinet decision
Source : newswire
The Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the number of electric buses to be procured for the purpose of public transportation operated by the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) covering the Western Province.
According to the government, Cabinet approval was granted in February 2023 for the procurement of 50 electric buses as a public-private partnership project in order to engage them in transportation by the SLTB in the Western province.
However, it has been recognized that increasing the number of electric buses under this project to around 200 will be much appropriate to enable rendering general transport facilities to more routes through the said buses ensuring the expected benefits from the proposed project.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal submitted by the Minister of Transport and Highways to increase the number of buses procured under the proposed project to 200. (NewsWire)