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The Railway Department plans to add 232 more compartments by 2020

The Railway Department plans to add 232 more compartments by 2020 to cater to the more than 400,000 commuters who travel by train each day. General Manager of Railways S.M. Abeywickrama says the compartments would be imported from India and China. That will start with 12 compartments and one engine from India in October, followed by five power-sets in February and March. According to the General Manager of Railways, 160 more compartments would be imported in 2020. He says the related importation agreements will be signed shortly.