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Indian railway experts explore Ba

Alisi Vucago
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Update: 3:18PM THREE railway experts from India conducted assessments at the Rarawai sugar mill in Ba on Tuesday to devise plans to accommodate greater freight and passenger travel.

The team from the Indian Ministry of Railways includes general manager for special projects Prem Ranjan Kumar, general manager rolling stock Akilesh Misra and general manager for transport and economics Skirkant Kanbandhu. 

They will continue their visitations around the Western division this week and recommend a plan of action for upgrading the Fijian railway network to accommodate greater freight and passenger travel.  

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum welcomed the expert team to Fiji at a meeting yesterday in Suva where he stressed the enormous benefits of upgrading railway infrastructure in Fiji. 

"Upgrading our railways systems to accommodate greater freight will have an immediate impact for our farmers, including our cane farmers, who will be able to cart more cane, reduce their cartage costs and increase their profit margins," he said.

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