500,000 vehicles enter Colombo City daily: Eran

Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Government has identified heavy road congestion as one of the major issues facing Colombo, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development Eran Wickramaratne revealed yesterday,

In his keynote at the Colombo Mayor’s Forum  Wickramaratne said that 500,000 vehicles entering Colombo daily is neither eco-friendly nor an efficient means of getting from home to work or school.

“We are working towards a public transport system that takes over from private transport. To borrow from the former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, “a developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation”,” Wickramaratne added.