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India will assist in providing Railway signaling systems

Aug 17, 2011 12:35:01 PM - itnnews.lk

An agreement has been signed to install signaling systems and construct level crossings in the northern railway.

The Indo-Sri Lanka agreement was signed at the Ministry of Transport today. The signaling systems will be installed covering all 28 railway stations in the northern railway using state of the art technology. Signaling and safety systems will be installed at 76 level crossings while a workshop will also be setup for this purpose at the expenditure of 86.5 million US dollars. The agreement was signed by General Manager of Railways B.A.P. Ariyaratne and General Manager of the Indian IRCON Company S.L.Gupta. Minister Kumara Wegama and Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha participated in the occasion. The project will be completed in 3 years. Minister Kumara Welgama said that passengers will have a good train service in the future. The railway is being constructed from Omantha. The track between Medawachchiya and Talai Mannar is also being renovated. The Minister expressed confidence that from next year the devotees will be able to travel to Madhu by train.