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Carbon tax irks bus operators Say will hike fares next year

Carbon tax irks bus operators Say will hike fares next year

Several private bus operators yesterday (12) said the carbon tax on buses proposed in Budget 2018 leaves them with no option but to increase bus fares next year.

The Budget 2018 which was tabled in Parliament on 9 November, proposed a carbon tax to be imposed on all motorbikes, cars and buses.

Speaking to Ceylon Today, All Island Private Bus Owners Federation Secretary Anjana Priyanjith said the proposed carbon tax is a huge blow to the private bus industry.

"In this situation, we do not have any other option other than to increase bus fares accordingly to pay off this carbon tax," he claimed. Agreeing with Priyanjith, Inter Provincial Private Bus Association Chairman Sarath Vijitha Kumara also said that it is not suitable to impose a carbon tax on buses. Through the new budget the Government has not given any concession to the private bus industry. Therefore, the bus owners cannot agree with the imposition of more taxes on the industry, Kumara said.

(Ceylon Today)

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