Monday, 7 September 2009

Rites hits TRL with Sh14bn lease bill

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Beldina Nyakeke

On Saturday, angry TRL passengers temporarily paralysed activities at the Dar es Salaam railway station after their journey to Mwanza and Kigoma was cancelled following the strike.

Rail India Technical and Economic Services (Rites) is demanding $10.42 million (about Sh13.6 billion) from Tanzania Railways Limited (TRL), being payment for locomotives and passenger coaches it has leased the cash-strapped firm.

The debt has prompted the TRL management to write to the Government through Railway Assets Holding Company (Rahco), informing it that it will suspend indefinitely all services with effect from Thursday.


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