The Central East African Railways (CEAR) has expressed optimism on unremitting rail transportation during the rainy season.
Cear’s publicist Chisomo Mwamadi said rehabilitation was already done on the rail lines which were washed away by heavy rains in the 2015/2016 rainy season.
“Since January this year our engineers have been conducting random inspections of our rail lines especially Mkaya and Kanengo since they are mostly affected by the heavy downpour.”
“Rehabilitation works were also done in the affected area, we put up some box covers on some key bridges, concrete pipes. This activity has been carried out in 38 places and we are remaining with five places which will be worked on this week,” Mwamadi told YFM online on Monday.
According to the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS), Malawi is expected to experience normal rainfall in the 2017/2018 seasonal rainfall pattern.