RDA slaps biggest ever fine for damaging E01

29 December 2015 03:32 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A fine of Rs. 2.18 million was recovered by the Road Development Authority for the damage caused to the protective fence of the Southern Expressway by a heavy vehicle transporting gas cylinders recently.

The accident had caused extensive damage to the protective fence at the 59.6 kilometre post between Welipenna and Kurundugahahetepma entrances.

Southern Expressway police said it was the highest ever fine imposed for the damage caused to the property in the expressway. The fine was levied from the LP gas distributing company in Colombo. Police said the vehicle and the 987 gas cylinders were released after the fine was paid.(Janath De Silva)

  Comments - 4

  • Coconut Republic Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:11 AM

    This is the correct lines of actions. Fine for any such acts across all damages created. Now repair the damaged stretch. Save tax payers money

    Kumar Tuesday, 29 December 2015 11:01 AM

    I can not understand this fine emposed to owner of vehicle. The purpose of having an insurance policy for vehicle is to cover these accidents as well. comprehensive policy covers all parties. So what is this jungle rule? Can someone explain? Is this mean any insurance policy not valid for expressway traveling?

    Fonseka Tuesday, 29 December 2015 01:02 PM

    RDA should ban vehicles carrying flammable materials to enter highway as it could be extremely dangerous to other high speeding vehicles commuting on the highway in an accident

    Cristo Tuesday, 29 December 2015 01:56 PM

    It is better that these type of vehicle travel on this type of road rather than using the A2...where there are many more people , hazards and crazy bus and three wheeler drivers.

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