Colombo, the buzzling capital city of Sri Lanka is well known for its high, time consuming traffic. The most notorious peak traffic times being the morning school and office rush hours between 7.00 am to 9.00 am, afternoon from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and evening office traffic from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Most often these congested traffic jams can be very stressful for those who drive trying to avoid accidents with trishaws and motor bikes trying to squeeze through, having to keep switching gears and pulling down the clutch, trying to bear the noise and be patient with the motorists honking at you when you simply can’t move forward. These are some solutions that you can try if you want to avoid traffic in Colombo.
- Taking a cab
Taking a cab actually helps you tremendously as well as reduce road traffic because you don’t have to park your car and drive the extra distance from the car park on the road or some other location and instead take a cab right from where you want to get in. More than anything else you can relax and avoid the road rage of peak traffic. There are many transport services in Sri Lanka
that offer different types of cab services from high-end to cheap budget options. If you don’t mind a bit of a bumpy ride to your destination and if you are in a hurry to get there, you can try the cheapest option of a trishaw that would take you in double quick time than a four wheeled cab.
- Rent a chauffeur driven car
This is actually no longer an expensive option as quite a few Sri Lanka car rental
services that offer inexpensive chauffeur driven cars. You can easily decide the type of car depending on your budget and call one of the rent car Sri Lanka
hotlines to get your car to pick you up and take you to the places without any hassle and the driver will conveniently take you to your destinations without you having to search them in the map.
- Car pooling
This is ideal for office workers and would be a great convenient choice if you are able to find either a co-worker in your office who lives in your neighborhood or neighbor who works near your office or passing it by every day.