India’s ICF to construct 70 coaches for Sri Lanka Railways
The Integral Coach Factory (ICF), which is owned and operated by the Indian Railways, will begin work on 70 coaches commissioned by Sri Lanka in May.
This is the first time the factory which is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu will be making coaches for the island nation.
According to officials, shelling works are to begin in a few weeks. “The requirements prescribed by the country are being taken into consideration now and since their topography is similar, the ergonomics of the coach will not be very different,” said an official.
It is learnt that Sri Lanka has emphasised on quality and that the coaches being produced will be better than the Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches being built by the ICF.
However, officials emphasised that the coaches being made for Sri Lanka will not be as good as the revolutionary T18 coaches, which are likely to be rolled out in late June or early July.
(Source: Express News Service)
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Thank God that The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) building coaches for our deteriorating railways while our so called engineers (Sri Lanken university engineering graduates of course) are sweeping roads and cleaning toilets in Middle East and Europe.
There is no reason why the CGR cannotupgrade the the carraiges. In the past the CGR are did a lot of innovative stuf and refurbishing the carriages is not rocket science specially for those specialiasing in engineering. This wis would requyire some skill nut is not as extreme as other more sophisticated projecta like car factories or motorcycle factories.
More important is to streamline the the tracks so that the trains could faster and extend the libes to the ast coast. Faster tracks mean the frequencies could be increased . This would take a lot of trafic off urban areas, No doubt peivate bus operatprs will protest such a move but it it would serve the population with lower fares
Sri Lankan air airlines or any other airline will never ever be able to compete with the middle eastern any airline for the simple reason middle eastern airlines has the luxury of having almost free jet fuel and the magnitude of their aviation as an industry is massive and the the servicing of the aircraft is routine. Sri Lankan airlines will have to bear the brunt of these services therefore will never be able to run on on profit.
It is futile to think of having a national services for the distances are short so short that they cannot reach the altitudes to run the engines and run at peak in taking off and landing. So it is best the airline ought to to be cra
The Sri Lankan airlines ought to be scrapped and the planes grounded until the aircraft be sold for parts or or acrp. The airports could be maintained for international flights and the proveeds used to maintain them. The profits from this could be used to pay the pensions of the staf.. The proceeds from these sales and revnue generated as an airport used to meet the cost of the fertiliser subsiy.
Agriculture continues to be the bane of the national economy. Agricultural productions should be optimised . If the guys in the DoA or ministry is clueless as to what it means ask me. This process of optimisation would mean radical changes and if agriculture is to survive then this need to be done! This cannot be achieved with the yapalanay for it is so unpopular and the minister is a nut to run the DoA from Colombo
SL railway need to be complete revamped.
Thanks to British still we use the same stations, same rail lines, same signal system etc.
From 1940’s till today there’s no any improvement happened.
Stations are outdated, no proper seating, no proper cleanliness, toilets are horrible.
When train approaches to the platform, passengers have to climb on steps, in other countries platform and train floor is in same level. Blinds, wheelchairs cant even used SL trains.
Ticketing system is a real ancient type.
We have so called transport minister, who always sleeps in Badulla Train. Until people stop using trains they will not open eyes.
All the money which was meant to improve Railways found its way in to the bank accounts of Ministers, Komis Karayas and high officials of the GMR.
So, for the past 60 years after independence, the railway remains what the Colonialist developed for us.
Railway Officers and Transport Ministers have created very, very wealthy families.
Mr zama abesiri . Sri Lanken airways Londom Colombo return is £ 740. Kuwait air ways and all other middle eastern airlines is under £475.
Air France London Tokyo return is undo £400. Air France has the luxury of having free jet fuel and the .
Sri Lanken air ways is over maned and most seats are allocated to their staff, friends and politicians and their families free of charge.
Alcohol is served through out the flight as much as you want.
Stop talking nonsense,