Feb 16, 2021

Pre-paid transit card for public transport

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the introduction of an online pre-paid transit card for public transportation and the implementation of an electronic system for charging fees.

The proposal had been submitted by the Transport minister, and the card is said to be introduced with the objective of circumventing inconveniences caused due to the present method of cash payments.

Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd, a local company affiliated to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and with its approval has submitted a proposal for the proposed online pre-paid transit card project and the Cabinet of Ministers granted their approval for utilizing the online pre — paid transit card for the transport sector within the island subject to the said project proposal.