Sunday, August 16, 2009

Special bus, train services for Madhu pilgrims

The Transport Ministry has introduced special bus and train armed forces to cater to pilgrims visiting the Sacred Madhu Church for the yearly feast this season.
The services launched on the plan of Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma and Lasantha Alagiyawanna under the co-ordination of Aviation Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne will start with trains from Colombo Fort to Medawachchiya and rear from today. The Colombo-
Medawachchiya trains will operate daily till August 15, a press release by the Government Information part said. The release said separately from this, there will be a straight train from Matara to Medawachchiya and back daily. From August 14, train services will also function from Negombo to Medawachchiya and back. The Negombo CTB depot has also planned a particular tour service for Madhu pilgrims from August 13.
Each tour including two nights will cost Rs. 37,000 while three nights will cost Rs. 42,000. Each bus can house 42 passengers comfortably.
Courtesy: Daily News

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