Certain proposals of Budget 2016 presented by FInance minister - Ravi Karunanayake raised many eyebrows and among them is the the “Park and Ride” concept.
The budget proposes to reserve Rs. Rs. 1000 to the Transport ministry to develop public transport in selected cities of Ja-Ela, Awissawella, Panadura, Kadawatha and Piliyandala in a bid to manage enable better traffic management within the city of Colombo.
According to the proposal, vehicles coming to the city will be required to carry a minimum of 4 passengers and a fee will be imposed on any vehicle that does not do so.