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Ratmalana Main Mechanical Factory repairs 800 trains per year

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The Department of Railways says that about 650 minor repairs and about 150 Major scale repairs are carried out annually at the Chief Mechanical Factory in Ratmalana.
Among these repairs are locomotives, compartments and wagons used for freight, which have been used around for over 30 years.

In addition to these repairs, the old engines, power sets and compartments will be completely restored, refurbished and put into operation. In addition, engineers and technicians are involved in the production of wooden re-furbished compartment with the aim of creating and promoting tourism as special projects.

The factory complex, which was established during the British rule in 1936, currently employs around 2,260 people, including engineers, technical officers and technicians.
Minister of Transport Pavithra Wanniarachchi visited the factory recently to inspect the day to day operations of the factory.

The Minister also met the employees of the factory and discussed their problems.

Secretary to the Ministry Monty Ranatunga, General Manager of Railways Dhammika Jayasundara and a number of officials were present on the occasion.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – 12:46

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