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The Southern Expressway netted a total income of 5 million rupees for the 12 hour period ending at 7 am today.

Accordingly 18,300 vehicles used the expressway during the said time.

Reports said that the there was severe congestion at the Pinnaduwa exit point with vehicles being stalled for over an hour and a half prior to reaching the exit point resulting in two entry doors also being opened for exit. (Bimal Shaman Jayasinghe)
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  • QWERTY Monday, 15 April 2013 11:35 AM

    The Southern Highway was built under a loan offered by Asian Development Bank. The loan has to be settled within a fixed term. This income is used to repay the loan and maintenance of the road and other services related to the highway. However it will take a considerable time to start earning profits due to the huge loan repaying obligation.

    sss Monday, 15 April 2013 11:42 AM

    all these are rupees

    Premalal Tuesday, 16 April 2013 02:07 AM

    Sorry, It should be 2 vehicles every 5 seconds for 12 hours going one way.

    Umpire Monday, 15 April 2013 06:00 AM

    where these money goes to??

    shavantha Monday, 15 April 2013 06:06 AM

    A load/stress test on the expresse way, bottle neck identified near exits

    Buha Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:00 AM

    We have plenty of investment priorities which gives a return than port and airport. Ring roads around colombo connecting the city centre, improve rail to reduce buses entering colombo, mono rail ??

    Abdul Monday, 15 April 2013 06:13 AM

    we might have built 10 more express ways for the amount we dumped on hambantota air port. sri lanka got the narrowest highway in the world anyway.

    DOTS Monday, 15 April 2013 06:14 AM

    Every one knows where is goes ? really you don't know ?

    OMG Monday, 15 April 2013 06:20 AM

    None of your business please.

    falcon_sl Monday, 15 April 2013 06:21 AM

    all this money goes to CHINA..............

    tony Monday, 15 April 2013 06:26 AM

    and how many lives lost

    NPJ Monday, 15 April 2013 06:31 AM

    so taking "old" galle road would have saved both money and time. !

    Ela Malli Monday, 15 April 2013 06:32 AM

    It goes into the system....the system is designed to feed the needs of the ruling party politicians and their henchmen

    Migara Monday, 15 April 2013 06:36 AM

    THis what we should have done . Building a very good road network connectiong all parts of the country .it would have given us good return on invetments rather than building uesless airports and habours , I dnt think any country in the world have two international airports within 20 mins flight times between themall this country need is a one good international ap may e two domestic ap's and a very good road network as if the road net work is there we can travel from one end of the country to the other in two hrs. i hope rulers of our country will think properly leaving the ego asid and waste our monry or may be borrowed money and do proper strategic investmens for the sake of this country which is going down at a rapid rate..

    jaynetti Monday, 15 April 2013 06:36 AM

    Their website says that income will be deployed for the maintenance of the highway.

    ind Tuesday, 16 April 2013 03:09 AM

    This is the first stage. they have allocated space for another two more lanes. Seems like you have never travel in that highway.

    ind Tuesday, 16 April 2013 03:11 AM

    any body can have plans. I also have good plans. important thing is get it done.

    takaran Monday, 15 April 2013 01:25 PM

    Ever heard of the following?

    Gatwick and Heathrow,
    JFK and Laguardia

    Highway Dwag Monday, 15 April 2013 01:29 PM

    It's like the best bridge ever built between two super mountains over a valley with no access roads to either mountain.... Get my point!

    meranchi Monday, 15 April 2013 01:34 PM

    this is all from in land revenue role over......i

    Pluto Monday, 15 April 2013 07:26 AM

    What was the cost of the Expressway between Kottawa and Pinnaduwa? What is the maintenance cost for a month? What is the income per day? Then we can get a good picture of the economic performance of this huge investment.

    Asiri Ryan Samarasekera Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:00 AM

    The expressway is great, it will help improve the transportation and economy in Sri Lanka. via DM Android App

    Sherman G. de Silva Monday, 15 April 2013 10:41 AM

    maara paara!

    nalaka Monday, 15 April 2013 07:50 AM

    idiot people die even on normal roads

    Umpire Monday, 15 April 2013 08:05 AM

    not out

    #ella Kolla Monday, 15 April 2013 11:07 AM

    Sinhala Tamil New Year bonus for the ruling parties!!

    DOTS Monday, 15 April 2013 08:09 AM

    Brother , they did to earn comission , it is a blessing in disguise to country , The distance between Sharjah & Dubai Air port is just 10 KM , but our is around 100 KM , it was the plan of UNP / Gamini Dissanyake to have two air ports , !!!


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