Railway tracks to be renovated
Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 11:34
Railways General Manager B A P Ariyarathna stated that the reason behind the increased amount of derailments was the failure to carryout periodical maintenance.
He stated that a programme was now in place to carryout maintenance work.
Yesterday the Rajarata Train, which runs along the Northern route was halted between Polgahawela and Pothuhera stations due to a fault of the engine.
In addition, the train services along the Udarata route between Idal-gas-hinna and Pattipola stations in Ohiya was also interrupted due to a tree falling across the railway tracks.
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