Train services were not canceled as reported by the media; Minister Bandula Gunawardena says in the Ministerial Consultative Committee


 A brand new program to cease the cancellation of trains by the top of this month

 A brand new practice schedule in early February
 Focuses on offering the 100% alternative to buy long-distance practice tickets on-line

The Minister of Transport and Highways and Minister of Mass Media Hon. (Dr) Bandula Gunawardena stated that the practice companies weren’t canceled as a result of retirement of the workers as reported by the media.

He acknowledged above on the Ministerial consultative Committee on Transport and Highways met in Parliament lately (05) below the chairmanship of the Minister.

The officers who had been current identified that, even when a sure variety of trains had been to be canceled as a result of retirement of Railway Division officers, it was not as excessive as reported by the media. The officers additionally stated that although a small variety of practice journeys had been cancelled, it was proven as a big quantity by the media.

Talking additional, the Minister stated that as a result of arrival of extra vacationers on the Katunayake Airport, extra trains needed to be deployed previously few days to provide gas, and for that purpose, the trains needed to be lowered considerably. He additionally stated that he expects to disclose the information that the trains weren’t canceled as reported by the media.

Additionally, the Minister inquired the officers current about the potential of ending the cancelation of trains by the top of this month as a result of retirement of officers. Additionally they stated that solely 10 practice drivers had retired on the finish of final yr.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena additionally identified {that a} new practice schedule shall be offered at first of February, in accordance with the obtainable capability in Railway Division.

Aside from that, the potential of ordering tickets 100% on-line for long-distance practice companies with vacationer sights similar to ”Ella-Odyssey” was additionally mentioned within the assembly. The Committee additionally authorized the Rules revealed within the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2287/28 of 07 July 2022, made by the Minister of Transport and Highways and Minister of Mass Media below the Motor Visitors Act.

State Ministers Hon. Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Hon. Siripala Gamlath, Hon. Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, Hon. Anuradha Jayaratne, Hon. Shanta Bandara, Hon. Diana Gamage, Members of Parliament Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Hon. Mujibur Rahman, Hon. S. Adeikalanathan, Hon. Madhura Withanage, Hon. Sampath Athukorala, , Hon. (Prof.) Ranjith Bandara, Hon. Mudita Prishanthi de Soyza, Hon. Premnath C. Dolawatta, Hon. Upul Mahendra Rajapaksa, Hon. Gunathilaka Rajapaksa, Hon. Sumit Udukumbura and Hon. Manjula Dissanayake had been additionally current on the committee.




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