General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways Dhammika Jayasundara has urged the public to adhere to the new train schedules and to travel via normal trains without any hassle whenever possible, instead of congested express trains, due to the prevailing situation.
Jayasundara speaking at a media briefing said Sri Lanka Railways will attempt to provide transport with adequate space once railway services resume adding however there is a limit to available resources.
He said the spread of the coronavirus could be reduced if the public select to travel by normal trains instead of express trains.
He said 130 trains will be in service daily for office transport without any congestion under the new schedule while intercity trains will also be introduced.
Jayasundara said steps have been implemented to ensure long distance trains will directly reach the Colombo Fort Railway Station without other stops after Kalutara and Rambukkana.
He said details of future steps to be implemented will be announced.