Emergency telephone numbers have been announced by the Railway Department for the train commuters to use during difficulties to call for assistance.
The Railway Department has announced several phone numbers to be used in case of emergencies in trains or in railways premises. Accordingly 0113 13 52 02 is the hotline be used in an emergency. 0112 43 43 15 can be contacted for details about train services. For public complaints during the Poson season 0714 39 31 02 can be dialled. With regard to emergency security problems inside trains the public may contact 0112 34 79 88. The telephone numbers are available round the clock.
Meanwhile the Railway Department has taken measures to provide free accommodation for the devotees who arrive in Anuradhapura during the Poson festival. The Pilgrims Rest located opposite the Anuradhapura railway station has been allocated for this purpose. Arrangements have been made to provide water and food as well. For groups of devotees who arrive, a rest that consists of a kitchen has been set up near the Mihintale railway station. Parking facilities have also been provided. Special train services are available between Anuradhapura and Mihintale.