NRZ in sorry state – Transport Minister

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Government has described the situation at the National Railways of Zimbabwe as unpleasant
Government has described the situation at the National Railways of Zimbabwe as unpleasant

Staff Writer

Government has admitted that the National Railways of Zimbabwe had become dysfunctional following the decommissioning more than 300km of the electrified line between the Harare and Gweru rail line.

Responding to a question raised by Gokwe Chireya legislator Tonderayi Moyo during the House of Assembly Question and Answer session on Wednesday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona described the NRZ as being in a “sorry state”. quanox para que sirve este medicamento راموس

MP Moyo had asked about government policy towards reintroduction of electric trains and locomotives in Zimbabwe.

“The situation at NRZ is a sorry state. لعبه القمار If you remember very well, we had the Harare/Dabuka electrified line which is about 313km decommissioned and not only that, we had also the automatic signalling coming to 1580km that has also been decommissioned.

“If you then go to government’s policy to answer what Hon Moyo has said, if you go to Vision 2030 it has got five pillars and I will hinge on a particular pillar which is infrastructure and utilities. Under that cluster, there is the idea of infrastructure support in tandem with NDS1 so that we resuscitate in particular NRZ through the rail system in Zimbabwe.

“It talks of other infrastructure programmes but I will zero in on the NRZ which has resulted in the decline of business of NRZ through to vandalism that we have witnessed due to obsolete equipment which then has actually damaged the question that has been raised by Hon Moyo that we do not have electric trains.”

Mhona said the government policy was buttressed the Vision 2030, National Development Strategy 1 which is focusing on infrastructure development in addition to the support of sustainable development goals together with Agenda 2063 in Africa.

Chegutu West legislator Dexter Nduna also noted that locomotive operators were using cell phones to communicate one to another.

“At what stage and point of revitalizing, rejuvenation and installing communication systems for the engine operators – how far are we in restoring communication systems to avoid and annihilate disasters on our rail systems? can ivermectin paste be used on dogs

Minister Mhona said confirmed that engineers and those driving the locomotives were actually using phones to communicate.

“I want to assure the Hon Member that, yes it is something that has been on the cards and with the introduction of the infrastructure support in particular also  through the ICT so that we then come up with effective signalling. العاب قمار كازينو

“As you have deliberated Hon Nduna, this is something that I have tasked the board during my last week’s visit that I want it done and executed with speed so that we then have this issue of signals being addressed. ivermectina é eficaz

However, Moyo also called on government to consider deterrent measures to reduce vandalism and theft of overhead cables such as mandatory sentences of up to 50 years in the event that electric trains are reintroduced.

Minister Mhona also implored Parliament to enact punitive laws to curb such crimes.

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