Station masters stop issuing tickets from midnight

The Station masters union has decided to refrain from issuing train tickets from midnight today (Dec. 23) as their issues remain unresolved.

Accordingly, tickets for regular trains will not be issued except for intercity trains which require seat reservations and this is to continue until their issues are resolved, they say.

Station masters have already withdrawn from accepting and transporting parcels since midnight yesterday.

Speaking before the media earlier today (23), chairman of Railway Station Masters’ Union – Sumedha Somarathna had stated that yesterday’s talks held with the General Manager of Railways were unfruitful.

Although the State Minister of Transport had directed the Railways GM to take necessary measures to resolve the issues in the railway service, the Railways GM had not responded positively to their requests including upgrading railway signaling, Somarathna alleged.

He revealed that all station masters including those at control offices plan to resort to a massive trade union at midnight on December 26.

“The Railways GM and the administration should take responsibility for the inconvenience caused to the passengers as a result,” Somarathna had said.

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