ThePresident of the National Self-EmployedProfessionals Three Wheeler Federation Sunil Jayawardena said that they hadrequested all three-wheeler operators to reduce the charge for the first kilometreby Rs. 10 and by Rs. 05 for the second kilometre, commencing from January 01.
He saidthat this decision had been taken due to the measures taken by the governmentto reduce taxes.
Accordingly,this has had an impact on the prices of spare parts, fuel, tyres and tubes andalso the decision taken to abolish the carbon tax.
Currently,Rs. 60 is charged for the first kilometre and Rs. 45 is charged for the second kilometre. As thereis no proper mechanism to regulate the three-wheeler charges, these driversfraudulently engage in their service.
In theevent the government fails to implement a proper mechanism to regulate thethree-wheeler charges, the NationalSelf-Employed Professionals Three Wheeler Federation intends to hold a protest oppositethe Human Rights Commission on Independence Day on February 04th ,he said.