Railway tracks to be renovated


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.