Hatey Palama under repairs

Hatey Palama under repairs

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Repairing of Hatey Palama which was damaged due to train derailment, has commenced. Railway Engineers said it would take couple of weeks to run trains over the bridge. A three member committee has been appointed to conduct investigations into the derailment. They have been asked to submit the report within two weeks. The night mail train from Colombo Fort to Badulla was derailed recently. Officials of the Railway Maintenance Division has to make strenuous efforts to put the train back on the track after the crane that went to put back the train on the track, was also derailed. Operating trains on the Udarata Line has been limited from Colombo to Hatton and Badulla to Kotagala until the completion of maintenance work of the bridge. The Railway Control Room said that a SLTB bus service is operated between those railway stations.