Bus Priority Lanes in Colombo and suburbs | Sunday Observer

Bus Priority Lanes in Colombo and suburbs

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development will introduce nine Bus Priority Lanes (BPL) in the coming days, under its Transport Development Project, Ministry sources said.

The first two are due to be implemented on August 15. The bus lanes will operate from Kurusa Junction in Moratuwa to Katubedda junction and on the Galle Road section starting near the Savoy Cinema, Wellawatte up to Bambalapitiya junction.

According to sources, several other Bus Priority Lanes will also be implemented during August, September and October to improve the quality of bus services in the Western Province.

Bus priority lanes are to be implemented between Katubedda Junction and the Maliban Junction on Galle Road on August 22, while on the same day a lane dedicated for buses will be enforced between the Bambalapitiya junction and the Pittala Junction, Ministry sources said.

Meanwhile, buses will also be given priority lanes between the Polduwa Junction and the Borella Ayurveda junction as well as from Town Hall to the Thummulla Junction. According to the Ministry, these bus lanes will be implemented on August 29. Three other Bus Priority Lanes from the Technical junction to Slave Island, Borella to Maradana as well as from Slave Island to Pettah are also expected to be introduced thereafter.

The Ministry has organized an awareness program for all officials involved in the implementation of the project on August 9, lead by Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka.