By Gandhya Senanayake
The Ministry of Private Transport Services has decided to install cameras in private buses to monitor and detect any unprofessional conduct or malpractice by bus crew members on a day to day basis, Private Transport Services Minister C. B Rathnayake told Daily Mirror online
The Minister said this facility will also enable the owners of private buses to monitor their buses while they are in operation.
Furthermore Minister Rathnayake said the authorities had been informed to remove stickers, banners and other propaganda material depicting politicians and political parties from their buses.
Installing cameras in private buses are aimed at countering women being harassed while travelling in buses, over-loading, malpractice concerning bus fares and the disregard to road rules by some private bus drivers as witnessed in recent times. (Daily Mirror online)