Introduction of Rail Buses for Eastern Railway line
This project is to operate Rail buses covering Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Galoya Junction and Trincomalee on the Eastern Railway Line.
PURPOSE / BENEFITS
|Meet the commuter demand in the Eastern Province|
|Facilitate efficient and speedy long distance services on the Eastern railway line|
|Enhance the demanded labour movement in the local agricultural sector|
|Support to minimize the poverty in the area|
At present, two Rail Buses are operating from Batticaloa to Pollonnaruwa and Trincomalee to Galoya Junction twice a day and each rail bus is carrying about 150 commuters at a time.
More rail buses are expected to be added to the service in near future.