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The Cabinet has today approved a proposal by Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella to construct a 5.5 kilometre long double-lane tunnel in Kandy with financial assistance from South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund.

It will consist of two interchange points and help to reduce traffic congestion.

“With the construction of the tunnel, traffic congestion will ease in the Kandy City and nearby areas. It is to be constructed according to international standards and have safe parking and exit-entry facilities,” ministry sources said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Irene Subasinghe Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:26 PM

    please consider applications from Qualified Senior Engineers who are Dual Citizens. via DM iOS App

    Sashi Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:08 AM

    Elevated railway tracks (Metro) is the answer to Kandy traffic blocks

    Moderate Wednesday, 05 April 2017 03:10 PM

    This is the preferred solution to traffic chaos in urban areas, adopted in developed countries. They are ruining Colombo by building flyovers.

    RW Tuesday, 04 April 2017 05:58 PM

    At least start and finish Mahaiyywa tunnel. via DM iOS App

    nick Tuesday, 04 April 2017 07:21 PM

    why so delay wonder why just sorted the commissions via DM Android App

    Appu Tuesday, 04 April 2017 07:35 PM

    Doubt in our lifetime via DM Android App

    aravinda Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:36 PM

    This certainly is good news for the people living in and around Kandy. But, please keep the road in front of Maligawa and road around the lake open till this tunnel is completed.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:30 AM

    Before anything, pl carpet the 2 km road from Peradeniya to Penideniya

    Lankan Thursday, 06 April 2017 04:20 AM

    hmm..with the state of vehicles plying Sri Lankan roads, wouldn't emissions be a problem in a tunnel?

    adayarathna Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:18 AM

    Although tunnel is a good idea, it will make structural damage to the hills of the up country, internal water flow of hills, which may ultimately lead to disasters in rainy seasons.You saw a good example in uma oya project. why cant you provide elevated roadways as a solution

    Sunil Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:36 AM

    Mul gala: 2017Start work: 2019Finish work: 2039

    daham Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:43 AM

    Politicians waste money and get kickbacks to construct a tunnel without opening the road in front of MALIGAWA.

    SL Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:46 AM

    Good move,Pls expand the roads from Buwelikada to Tennekumbura as well and make it a 4 lane.introduce Hybrid/battery powered european or Japanese buses instead of TATA,LAYLAND with reduced tax for passenger busses

    Ranjan Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:50 AM

    Why don't you clean the drains in Kandy first.

    Shelly. Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:34 AM

    The true answer is to remove all business ventures and find for them a place in Katugastota. The city should be very calm and quiet fitting to a sacred city. via DM Android App

    a.senarath@yahoo.de Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:52 AM

    Mr. minister pls. talk sense, explain how you are going to do it ?? tunnel under kandy ?? you just talk, so far nothing has done for Kandy, where is your and the Presidents word ??


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