Measures are afoot to enhance the efficiency of the Sri Lanka Railways.
The programme will be mooted on the instructions of Minister Kumara Welgama. Accordingly General Manager Railways P.P.Wijesekara has appointed a Special Supervision Committee comprising seven members. The main target of the programme is to increase the number of locomotives to 60. The support and cooperation of the officials and sub staff members of all Divisions has been received. Another aim of the initiative is to enhance the issue of tickets.
It is desired to issue tickets utilizing mobile phones. It is particularly hoped to apply this scheme for the Yal Devi intercity train with the commencement of the school vacation. This will facilitate commuters to secure their tickets for the intercity train.