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Cabinet approves Light Train Transit

29 June 2016 07:13 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Cabinet approval had been given for the feasibility report preparation on the light rail transit system in Western Province and to commence its construction, Cabinet Co-Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said today.

The Light Rail Transit system in the western region will be implemented with assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

“The Western Region Megapolis Programme is given its priority as it addresses transport issues in the region and it has identified that improvement of public transport modes, development of road infrastructure, management of transport demand and environmentally sustainable transportation is crucial in this regard,” he said.

“The most suitable solution to present transport demand of the Megapolis region is identified as the Light Rail Transit and accordingly seven routs have been identified in this regard,” he said.

The identified route -Colombo Fort-Kollupitiya - Bambalapitiya - Union Place Maradana to Malabe via Borella was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  Comments - 16

  • kk Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:39 PM

    VERY WELL. via DM Android App

    Citizen Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:41 PM

    Why all these developments confined to Colombo Malabe area. What about High level road, Gall Rd etc

    Henry Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:48 PM

    As the things are moving it would be difficult to reach the club members of Diyawannawa to reach there!

    Hadam Wednesday, 29 June 2016 07:57 PM

    Didn't hear the word "Megapolis"...?

    Unchikun Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:01 PM

    Now start work so that we can see the development. Hurry!

    Yaha Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:16 PM

    Citizen please travel through malabe and see the difference.My worry is ...these people talking only about plans...megapolice ....mega mega....No implementation.Cabinet always approving this according to media....but nothing will happen..

    Madlin Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:08 PM

    What about Galle Road via DM Android App

    Dev Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:43 PM

    Malabe because we live there P via DM Android App

    M.Mauran Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:30 PM

    I wonder why the government is not even talking about developing the existing railway system to meet its demands. If our existing railway system developed in a proper way Colombo and other cities wont be crowded by outsiders. it will solve the traffic problem in a huge scale via DM Android App

    melda Thursday, 30 June 2016 01:47 AM

    approval given to start the preparation of feasibility report so with the sri lankan way working i will not be able travel in LRT before i die via DM Android App

    Sagara Thursday, 30 June 2016 06:02 AM

    First extend the duplication road to Ratmalana to alleviate terrible congestion on Galle Road.

    Kolitha Dissanayake Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:27 AM

    Why government only sensitive to Colombo. Why they don't do anything for huge traffic in Kandy.

    sivaloganathan Friday, 01 July 2016 03:13 PM

    Why can't you operate between Moratuwa and Colombo?

    ajith Thursday, 30 June 2016 01:25 PM

    Because 50 percent of GDP is created in and around Colombo

    sam Thursday, 30 June 2016 02:50 PM

    hi government should build electric train would be solution, not many passengers can travel these light rail.

    Gentson Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:57 PM

    It is very critical, even go up to kaluthura, as it is a tourist area.


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