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SLR officials ordered to sanitise railway stations, trains

Passenger Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday directed Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) officials to sanitise all the railway stations and trains in the country to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

He said so during an inspection tour at the Colombo Fort Railway Station and the private bus stand on Bastian Road, yesterday.

The decision was taken considering the number of commuters who use trains on a daily basis; and accordingly, the passenger numbers should be limited according to the number of seats available, keeping a one-metre distance between them, the minister said.

Hand wash and other necessary sanitary facilities should also be made available at railway stations, and bus terminals have been given priority under the circumstances, he added.

The minister also asked bus drivers and conductors to provide passengers with hand sanitisers when they enter the vehicles.

Furthermore, 86 railway services along the main, coastal, Kelani Valley, Northern, and Chilaw lines, were cancelled yesterday.

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