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    Passengers travelling to villages for New Year can use special buses and trains from tomorrow

    The Sri Lanka Transport Board and the Railway Department have deployed special buses and trains from tomorrow for the convenience of passengers going to villages for the New Year festival season.

    Accordingly, nearly 200 special buses will be put into operation for long-distance services, while 5000 new buses will be put into operation, said the Deputy General Manager of the Sri Lanka Transport Board, Mr. Panduka Swarnahansa.

    He also said that all the depot managers have been instructed to deploy special buses to destinations where passengers demand more.

    The railway department has deployed 12 special train services daily from the 10th for the coming festive season and these train services will operate till the 15th.

    It has been decided to use these special train services for the people going to and from the villages and the railway department said that in addition to the trains that have been added to the daily running for long train destinations, the 12 special train services will be operated.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Gemunu Wijeratne, President of the Private Bus Owners’ Association, told that if the National Transport Commission makes a request, they will take steps to provide buses for special services.

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