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* Railway Department plans to refurbish 200 carriages to reinstate in service
Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 11:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department is in the process of restoring 200 rail carriages that have been out of service with all the facilities to re-instate them in the service. Rail carriages imported in 1989 and 1992 are being refurbished now.

According to the Railway Department, a new rail carriage cost about Rs. 60 million whereas the cost for repair of one carriage is about Rs. 14 million.

Accordingly, the government will spent Rs. 2.8 billion to renovate 200 carriages. The Railway Department and a private company have stepped in to implement the task.

Measures will be taken to refurbish 140 carriages imported from Romania in 1989 and 60 compartments of S-8 power sets are being restored at Dematagoda and Ratmalana railway running sheds.

The warranty period of a refurbished compartment is 15 years. Repairs on 30 compartments have been completed and added to the service, while another 26 compartments are being modernized.

Minister of Transport and civil aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva toured the facilities today to observe the progress of the repair work.


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