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Light rail transit system will ease traffic congestions

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 24, 2018 19:00

Light rail transit system will ease traffic congestions

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has taken measures to construct a fully elevated light rail transit system in Colombo.

The Ministry has earmarked seven routes for the envisaged light rail transit system. One of railway lines will be constructed with the funds from the Japanese government and the feasibility study in this regard is underway. The government says construction of other six railway tracks will be done as a public and private partnership initiative.

Seventeen foreign companies have already declared their consent to construct the earmarked tracks. The light rail transit system will cover Ragama, Kirulapone, Kelaniya, Moratuwa, Hunupitiya and Kottawa. Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, Madhawa Waidyaratne stated that the new system will ease traffic jam in Colombo drastically.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 24, 2018 19:00

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