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PRASA responds to RSR media statement

 

02 August 2018

 

PRASA noted with alarm at the statement sent by the Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) stating that PRASA is operating without a valid Safety Permit and that in their opinion, PRASA cannot demonstrate that is able, committed nor has the resources to properly assess and effectively control the risk to assets and safety of its customers and staff.

 

THESE ARE THE FACTS FROM PRASA ON THE MATTER:

PRASA held a meeting with the RSR on Tuesday, the 25th of July 2018. The RSR raised the following 3 critical areas for PRASA to address:

  • Asset condition assessment of all assets under PRASA
  • PRASA to submit a plan around its Modernisation Programme
  • The filling of critical work grade vacancies.

 

PRASA submitted its response for RSR consideration on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 to which the RSR gave an undertaking to respond in 48 hours.

 

In light of this, PRASA requested an extension of the Safety Permit to cover the 48 hour timeline given by the RSR to respond to PRASA’S submission.

 

As of today, no official response has been received from RSR to PRASA except for what is now in the public domain through the media.

 

This means that PRASA does not have an official document from RSR that articulates the sentiments shared in the media statement.

As such, PRASA cannot give an official response through media reports.

 

 



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