08 January 2012

Colombo Kandy Expressway Changed to Include Kurunegala - RDA Sri Lanka


07th January 2012, www.lankabusinessonline.com

An expressway from Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to the central hill city of Kandy has been changed to touch Kurunegala, another key city, Road Development Authority Chairman R W Pemasiri said.

The trace of the 98 kilometre planned expressway was earlier going over Ambepussa. The new road may be slightly longer as a result of the change, Pemasiri said.

Ten companies from China, Korea, India and Malaysia have given proposals with financing to build the track.

"We are studying these proposals," he said. "We are hoping to start building the expressway this year."

The RDA opened an expressway to Galle in the South last year, which is operating as a toll road slashing travel time by about a third.

At the moment, the road from Colombo to Kandy is considered a key bottleneck, slowing traffic to Kandy, north central Sri Lanka and the east.

A World Bank study has found that congestion in Colombo, and on the Colombo-Kandy road was a key reason for high transport costs in the island, as road elsewhere in the island improved.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

is there any way to find out which company submitted the proposals?

Anonymous said...

Either an Indian or a Chinese firm.

Anonymous said...

thank you =) , i mean are the company names available to public anywhere on the web?? i've been looking all over

Anonymous said...

When the highway to Colombo to Kandy will be implemented?

Anonymous said...

Last heard - a Chinese firm has secured the deal

Anonymous said...

are you sure??? the new plans isnt even out yet...

Anonymous said...

Plans will follow

Anonymous said...

is there any links to the secured deal pls??

Anonymous said...

any one have a clear detail map about the highway...?including B206 roads.

Manaz said...

The change rout will not be benefit for Kegalle District People

Manaz said...

The change rout will not be benefit for Kegalle District People

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