Imported trains on test runs to detect defects

Imported trains on test runs to detect defects

Imported trains on test runs to detect defects

Written by Keshala Dias

31 Jan, 2018 | 6:30 pm

Another test train was in operation today, from Maradana to Kurunegala, in order to check on the brake defects on carriages imported from China.

Eight days ago, a trade union action was launched citing the defects present in the train carriages imported from China.

Railway trade unions point out that on a number of occasions they have highlighted the dangers of using these carriages, and the accidents caused due to them.

On January 25, a test run was conducted from Maradana to Anuradhapura in order to check on the reported braking defects.

Railways General Manager, Mahanama Abeywickrama, notes that through the test they were able to identify four carriages with defects.

It was also revealed that the said carriages had not been properly inspected before leaving the railway yard.

Hence, the General Manager has issued orders to thoroughly examine the said carriages before being put into operation.


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