Cabinet okays purchase of 500 new buses

Cabinet approval has been granted to purchase 500 new buses of 32 seat capacity to the Sri Lanka Transport Board under the Indian Credit Line scheme, Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Mass Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.

Speaking at the weekly Cabinet media briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department, Minister Alahapperuma said the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers has been granted on January, 8, 2020 to purchase 500 new buses of 32 to 35 seating capacity to Sri Lanka Transport Board under the Indian Credit Line scheme.

Accordingly, bids have been called from three institutions that accomplish pre-requisite for the purchase of buses. Followed by evaluations of those bids, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal submitted by Transport Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi to award the procurement of purchasing 500 new buses with 32 seating capacity to Ashok Leyland Company of India as per the recommendation given by the standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet.

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