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The Road Development Authority said that the country's second expressway-Colombo Katunayake Expressway-collected a revenue of Rs 2.3 million rupees during the first six hours of its operations.

The collection was from 6 pm yesterday, the time the road was opened for public, to 12 midnight yesterday.

During the first six hours of operations nearly about 8500 vehicles travelled up and down on the expressway. (Sanath Desmond)
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  • Pxx Monday, 28 October 2013 07:14 AM

    76666.66 numbers in 6 hours?
    Average 12777.77 per hour.
    Looks like a gilmal

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 28 October 2013 11:12 AM

    You must have forgotten that BMICH was given as a gift at no cost for our taxpayer. But this highway has been built on loan which has to be repaid by us..

    Ravi Monday, 28 October 2013 11:13 AM

    I agree with you Sam. that means 7666 vehicles have used the express way. I hope central bank Governor has not given these figures.

    Lima Monday, 28 October 2013 11:59 AM

    WE ALL ARE FOOLS TO LISTEN TO THIS , ALL THESE MONIES ARE IN THE POCKET OF KING'S FAMILY , DO NOT ANYBODY REALISE , CHINESE GOVT LOAN WILL BE PAID BY OUR HARD EARNED MONEY THRU TAXES , THIS PARTICULAR EXPRESS WAY MONEY IS PRIVATE PROPERTY OF KING'S FAMILY , THAT IS WHY WE HAVE SEEN NO WHERE IN THE WORLD THE HEAD OF STATE OPENS ROAD , DRAINAGE LINES , BRIDGE , ETC, ONLY IN SRI LANKA THIS IS HAPPENING AS THEY DO NOT HAVE EDUCATION TO RUN A COUNTRY , WHO VOTED THEM

    ansar Monday, 28 October 2013 04:58 PM

    8500 vehicle in 6 hours, that means 24 vehicles (Up & Down) per minute, Is it possible.
    A Voter

    Rubert Vanderkoon Monday, 28 October 2013 07:54 AM

    Are you ill?

    Nodrog Monday, 28 October 2013 07:56 AM

    Who gives a damn...at least we have a much needed highway to and from the airport. The BMICH is also Chinese and see how it has benefited us?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 28 October 2013 12:36 PM

    No use.....no use.... all the income & public hard earned money will go in bulk to settle the Chinese loan.

    Lima Monday, 28 October 2013 08:21 AM

    6 hrs rs.2.3 M , it means rs.383,333 per hr , it means rs.6388.88 per mnt , then 8500 vehicles for 6 hrs , it means 1416.67 vehicles per hr , it means 23.16 vehicles per mnt , how many mnts required to stay at the transaction booth , very interesting , who is fooling whom, this is how since 2005 all the poplution of 20M is been fooled till today by one family

    Rjay Monday, 28 October 2013 12:43 PM

    I also went. Now its 2, 300,300. :-)

    Rizvi Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:00 AM

    Manipulated amount? Pls release AC statement for public or press. via DM Android App

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 28 October 2013 12:57 PM

    We Must Be Grateful To China For Giving This Aid. At Least We Can Enjoy This In Our Lifetime. Pl Give Credit To The Govt For Completing The Expressway.

    dr ceylon Monday, 28 October 2013 12:58 PM

    privertise it .otherwise soon it will be a loosing projest of the corrupt government.

    tarun Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:42 AM

    Don't be so negative and jealous.How do u know exactly.If your so worried ,don't go highway.

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 28 October 2013 01:00 PM

    The Figures Are Right, Because They Are Expecting 20,000 Vehicles Daily.

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 28 October 2013 01:05 PM

    No Country Will Invest Without A Return, We Need Roads Badly.

    sarath Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:59 AM

    Money came from China. toll fee went to China. the highway remains in Sri Lanka.

    WOW Tuesday, 29 October 2013 01:34 AM

    AROUND USD 17,000 FOR 6 HOURS SO PER DAY ABOUT USD70,000 PER YEAR usd 25 MILLION...WOW GOD

    Be Fair Monday, 28 October 2013 09:38 AM

    WOW, really good only Rs. 46,797,700,000 more to recover the cost

    Thomas Ranger Tuesday, 29 October 2013 06:10 AM

    Just like a bottle of soda. All the fizz was because of the 1st day. How much of this money was collected from joy riders ??

    Prof. Calculas Tuesday, 29 October 2013 02:22 AM

    That is 13 vehicles / min. A pinhead?

    Sam Monday, 28 October 2013 05:46 AM

    Don't get over excited. This money goes to Chinese Government....not only of the first 6 hourse, but for the next 15 years all revenue to them!!

    Wewala Palitha Monday, 28 October 2013 06:19 AM

    Negative, negative and always negative !!!!!

    truealf Monday, 28 October 2013 06:25 AM

    Mr. This is call development.. Only learned person will realize it...

    Dammika Monday, 28 October 2013 06:30 AM

    Totally agree Sam ... They are trying to bully the people of Sri Lanka. Its good if they earn like that but they never say how they manage these money ...

    TH Tuesday, 29 October 2013 06:56 AM

    This number works-out to be 24 vehicle per minute.
    I have my doubts?

    talks.sense Tuesday, 29 October 2013 06:58 AM

    Its a fantastic and much needed road to and from the airport and will pay for itself over time. HE the President should be congratulated on completing something that was started in the 1960's!

    greenarrow Monday, 28 October 2013 06:38 AM

    No one is forcing you to use the expressways. If you don't like it use the old roads.

    sss Monday, 28 October 2013 10:47 AM

    Nope it has to be first converted to dollars earned by simpletons like housemaids who will never use this road

    ind Monday, 28 October 2013 06:41 AM

    Are you sure ???

    Yuri Monday, 28 October 2013 06:43 AM

    Where China can find a country Stupid like this, this ride only 100 rs worth. wonder where all this goes. 10%, 20%, 30 %


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