In the event the Trade unions stop fighting and work with one another we would be able to provide a better train service to the people said Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva.
He made these comments on the occasion of extending the double line from Kalutara to Payagala and the handing over of the newly purchased motor trolleys which cost Rs 134 million.
At present only 7% commute by train and there is a necessity of increasing it to at least 25%. By providing an efficient service we will be able to attract more commuters and thereby increase our profits said the minister.
With the use of Motor trolleys we can check where there are breakdowns in the railway track and repair and maintain them.
Minister travelled in a new motor trolley from Fort to Kalutara and checked the extension of the double line from Kalutara to Payagala will cost Rs 762 million while the distance is 7kilometers.