COLOMBO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Over 5.5 million vehicles have been registered with Sri Lanka's national fuel pass or QR code system, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said on Monday.
A total of 1,246 gas stations in the country now follow the QR code system and 4.3 million transactions have been completed, said Wijesekera.
He said buses engaged in public transport can get extra fuel apart from the standard quota from 107 state-owned bus depots.
Sri Lanka's gas stations only accept the national fuel pass or QR code system from Aug. 1 as the country is facing a severe fuel shortage.
Sri Lanka appointed a committee last week to select suitable companies to import, distribute and sell petroleum products in the country. ■