The Railways Department will install WIFI internet connections on all first class trains within the first three months of this year.
Director Planning Vijaya Samarasinghe said that this would be one of the several development projects planned for 2011. The Railway Museum at Maradana will be upgraded by the end of 2011 and monument centre and a fully fledged well equipped cafeteria would be built in the museum. He said that unused and disposed railway compartments in Bandarawela, Haputale, Idalgashinna and Demodera would be converted into cottages for the use of the increasing number of tourists at these stations. This would be done in collaboration with the Tourist Board. Facilities presently available at the Fort, Slave Island and Maradana stations for the benefit of disabled persons would be extended to other main stations as well.