Your Views : Will a change in work hours in the Battaramulla area ease traffic congestion in Colombo ?

11 September 2017 - 157   - 1

The government has decided to introduce a change in working hours of offices in the Battaramulla area as a solution to the traffic congestion in Colombo.

According to the government news portal - this three month pilot project on introducing flexible office times with the permission of the heads of offices will commence on  September 18 for which the circulars have already been issued by the Ministry of Public Administration.

Drivers should work for nine hours between 7.30 am and 5pm; minor staff should work for 8hours and 45 minutes while other officers should work for 7hours and 45 minutes per day. It is compulsory for the public servants to stay at their offices between 9.15am and 3.15 pm to provide services to the public


With increasing traffic congestion and transport to and from places of work becoming a huge issue will this latest move resolve the traffic congestion in the long term ?

To vote click either  'Yes' 'No' or 'Maybe' in the graphic below and leave your comments at the bottom of the page 


  Comments - 1

  • Sunil Tuesday, 12 September 2017 07:03 PM

    We need a proper transport system in this country if we are going to get anywhere. If the buses and the trains were clean, on time and efficient many more people would opt to travel via public transport. Women are constantly harassed on over packed buses that don't have seats for half the number of people travelling in the bus. Transport is a crucial aspect of any thriving economy.

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