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Sri Lanka to build elevated highways to Colombo suburbs

Mar 04, 2016 08:13 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will build a 6.9 kilometre elevated highway connecting two expressways to key suburbs, cabinet spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilake said.

The four lane highway will run from New Kelani Bridge near the end of an expressway to Rajagiriya. In the second phase it will be connected to the outer circular highway via Battaramulla, Malabe and Rajagiriya.

Sri Lanka's most congested traffic is found in the Colombo to Malabe corridor, with new housing developments opening up in the Kaduwela area.

Sri Lanka is also seeking Asian Development Bank finance for an elevated highway leading to Colombo's Fort commercial district that will also help carry shipping containers.


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