Rajagiriya flyover to be opened on Jan. 9

2017-12-21 14:09:04

The Rajagiriya flyover will be opened on January 9, Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe said today after inspecting the construction work being carried out on the flyover.

He said the construction of the flyover was completed a year ahead of the scheduled date because of the proper planning by the government.

“The Government is planning to construct a highway from the Kelani Bridge to Fort. This highway will be connected to Rajagiriya from the HSBC junction. There will be several new highways in the future as they are needed,” he said.

“We will do up the road network according to a plan. We have allocated funds to construct a network of highways from Kandy to Hambantota. Also, we will focus on easing traffic congestion in Colombo and the Kandy Town.

“In addition, several Light Train projects will also be implemented. We are doing all this as we are aware of the negative economic and social impact caused by the traffic congestion.

“Traffic congestion is becoming a major issue in this country. Short term, medium and long-term solutions are needed to resolve this issue. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 25

  • ANTON Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:27


    Reply : 98       27

    Banda Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:16

    It does not matter who started it as long as it is of use to the public.

    Reply : 10       70

    Hemantha Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:42

    Anton, this was started by the present government. Everyone knows it except people like you who think MR is a god.

    Reply : 17       78

    Bala Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:05

    Absurd to say MR started this. But some mothers do have them.

    Reply : 4       30

    J P Rajan Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:14

    pls Antonunlike chinese government funded this was funded by the spanish government and during the tenure of the present government!!

    Reply : 4       31

    BUSHEL Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:43


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    janja Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:50

    Does it really matter WHO did it?? what matters is its your and my tax money - not MRs or any other idiots mothers money

    Reply : 1       14

    SN Thursday, 21 December 2017 20:49

    Mahinda copied some from Regain in SL book.. Now the same happens

    Reply : 0       5

    Mahila Friday, 22 December 2017 07:23

    Harsha de Silva in late 2015

    Reply : 0       5

    Rohitha Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:35

    Best new year gift !!

    Reply : 3       56

    Fever Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:39

    ELECTION fever and completion soon.

    Reply : 7       49

    sam234 Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:40

    Colombo - Kandy Expressway is too under very good management.

    Reply : 12       47

    MaheshJayaa Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:30

    I think no planning at all. if you planned properly , it should be completed on time according to the plan.

    Reply : 23       11

    Wish Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:48

    Thank you pm for making a visit to the site at 9AM. Had to wait 1 hour in traffic in Rajagiriya today.

    Reply : 3       18

    BUSHEL Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:48


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    Mr Facts Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:53

    This was initiated and Spanish funds were negotiated during MR government. When the present government came to power, the construction start date was stopped and again stared after 1 year. Truth should prevail no matter who gets the credit.

    Reply : 21       10

    ns.nw Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:45

    This is false. Prove that the funds and flyover plan were negotiated during MRs regime? I’ve not been able to find any evidence, announcement or similar to back your statement. Hearsay isn’t evidence.

    Reply : 1       8

    upali Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:02

    How much commission pocketed by whom ?

    Reply : 3       9

    Sara Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:02

    Who initiated southern highway. It was Unp government in 2003.

    Reply : 0       8

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:02

    Is this a priority, just bcos ministers homes and the parliament is located here. What about Galle Road until Morotuwa.... how about high level road.... these are the priorities for the people.

    Reply : 8       5

    SN Thursday, 21 December 2017 20:52

    Linking Rajagiriya to fort is a must for MPs

    Reply : 0       7

    Dr Know Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:48

    yah ,... we also know how MR robed all people by using Highways as a means.

    Reply : 6       21

    IVJ Thursday, 21 December 2017 20:34

    If the Government planned it "properly", how come they completed a year earlier? Bad estimate......therefore bad planning?

    Reply : 3       5

    Summa Thursday, 21 December 2017 21:17

    Why 9th ? Should've been Jan-8th

    Reply : 1       5

    crylon Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:59

    why do by government.give these works to private.govetnment mean corruption.government do service. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       0

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