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SLT-Mobitel powers ‘Park & Ride’ bus service

24 January, 2021

SLT-MOBITEL has teamed up with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to provide wi-fi connectivity and branding to the new ‘Park and Ride’ city bus service, a concept developed by the State Ministry of Transport.

Through this city bus partnership, SLT-MOBITEL is one step ahead in providing next generation connectivity solutions and transforming the nation with digitalization.

Chairman, Sri Lanka Telecom Group, Rohan Fernando said, “Today marks yet another historical day for SLT-MOBITEL as we get on board on this journey with the Sri Lanka Transport Board to connect the country with unparalleled connectivity solutions. We are a brand that always places customers at heart, hence, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to make a difference in their lives.

“The Park and Ride city buses will be yet another platform for Sri Lankans to experience SLT-MOBITEL’s world class Wi-Fi connectivity services on the go. As the national telecommunication service provider, we are committed to supporting the government’s efforts and leading Sri Lanka towards an info com and knowledge rich society,” he said.

The city bus service was launched to reduce traffic congestion and promote safe and secure travel in Colombo.

While the first phase of the bus service will operate from the Makumbura Multimodal Transport Centre (MTC) with 25 buses, the bus service will soon be implemented across the country. The buses will operate every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on a daily basis. After 9. am, the buses will operate every 30 minutes until 8 p.m.