The Department of Railways states, a significant growth in the Railway Service can be expected before the close of this year.
Assistant Commercial Director of Railways: N J Indigolla says, since train fares were increased by 15 percent, the monthly revenue earned by the Department of Railways has increased by 25 percent.
Thereby, the monthly revenue which was between 47 to 53 million rupees is now between 67 to 68 million rupees.
It has also been observed, to avoid the traffic congestion on the roads, commuters have opted to travel by train more and more.
Orders have been placed to import six new engines and 160 new compartments, in order to expand the Railway Service.
Priority will be given to the transportation of goods.
In addition to the six power sets ordered from India, seven power sets have been ordered from China and will be deployed on the Kandy Line.