Central East African Railways (CEAR) has invested $2.6 million (K1.8 billion) in nine passenger coaches with the aim to improve quality of services for its passengers.
CEAR public relations officer Chisomo Mwamadi disclosed this in Liwonde and said the passenger coaches have been purchased from Transnet in South Africa.
According to Mwamadi, the new coaches will be launched in the next two weeks.
“We earlier got six coaches and these are additional nine coaches plus a power car which has a generator,” explained Mwamadi.
The railway company bought the first six passenger coaches in 2014, the delay to bring in these new coaches was due to logistical problems and refurbishing.