The new Volvo bus. Photo by Murshid Ahmed
Murshid Ahmed blogs that there are new buses in Colombo, and that he’s taken a ride. Colombo’s buses are generally ancient hulks of metal with a gearbox and seats. That’s about it. They’ve been pretty much the same my entire life, and I suspect for a while before that. The new buses are, well, new. They look comfortable, nice, and, inshallah, less noisy and polluting. According to Murshi, they’re running up and down the Galle Road now.
A ride on the bus, video by Murshid