164 Train Sets to be Rolled out in December -SA Transport Minister

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has given an update on the progress of the intervention measure at Prasa called the #WarRoom,affirming his satisfaction with progress so far recorded.

On its halfway marks, Mbalula says he is happy with the progress that the war room has made, but adds that it is not enough.

The minister said measures introduced under his watch aimed at improving customer service safety and security of the rail agency, as well as its capitalisation.

The measures he noted are not permanent feature at PRASA, but an intervention measure as part of his 100-day commitment to turning the agency around

The minister said new train set have been rolled out in Gauteng, KZN and the Eastern Cape.

He disclosed further that by December 31, 164 trains sets will be rolled out, adding that they are on course to meet this target.

“There are a few measures that have been implemented,.This includes train service recovery, speed restrictions, time performance, safety and security measures as well as service provider and executive appointments at PRASA.

Mbalula said billions of rands have been invested into increasing the safety and security of railway passengers as well as the prevention of vandalism.

While PRASA has faced many controversies in the past, Mbalula says he is happy with the current board.

He added that he is happy with the progress of the war room but will be satisfied when the people on the ground can feel the change.

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