Western Provincial Minister of Education, Culture and Arts, Sports and Youth Affairs and Information Technology Ranjith Somawansa, Western Provincial Minister of Fisheries, Road Development, Transport, Co-operative Development & Trade, Housing & Construction, Estate Infrastructure Development, Industries & Rural Development Lalith Wanigarathne and SLT Chairman P. G. Kumarasingha Sirisena giving out taxi meters to three wheel owners

The National Mobile Service Provider SLT Mobitel recently partnered with Western Province Provincial Road Passenger Transport Authority (WPPRPT) to provide three-wheel owners a taximeter on a special and affordable payment plan. This is an exclusive partnership between SLT Mobitel and WPPRPT to provide this service towards three-wheel owners. SLT Mobitel will act as the Official Mobile Connectivity Partner for this initiative by providing three-wheel owners a daily payment plan. The taximeter easy payment plan is the first of its kind provided by the operator to this segment.

The main objective of this scheme is to support three-wheel owners in providing an efficient service towards their customers in a competitive environment. The special scheme offers an enhanced, quality-driven service to commuters, who will be charged a specific and accurate fee depending on the hire. With SLT Mobitel’s new service, three-wheel drivers can settle payments for the taxi meter device through a daily instalment plan which could be paid through their mobile phone. The project will initially be deployed in the Western Province and future plans include expanding the service islandwide to bring further convenience to all three-wheel drivers, and to enable them to secure a more reasonable and specific daily income.