Sri Lanka: Engine drivers decide to boycott operating China-made railway carriages
Colombo: Engine drivers have decided to boycott operating those trains that have railway carriages made in China.
The Locomotive Engine Operators' Union (LEOU) Secretary Indika Dodangoda said that railway carriages made in China pose a threat to the safety of the passengers, reports MENAFN - Colombo Gazette.
He was quoted as saying by the news portal that when engine drivers put the brakes on the engine, railway carriages made in China continue for a fair distance before coming to a halt.
Dodangoda said railway carriages made in China need to be properly maintained to ensure they meet the local standards.
He added that until all concerns raised over the railway carriages made in China are addressed, engine drivers will be boycotting operating trains with those railway carriages.