The Kaduwela - Kadawatha section of the Colombo Outer Circular Expressway, which is scheduled to be opened today, will be open to the public after 9 pm today (17), the Ministry of Highways said.
The government has spent 44 billion to construct this section which is 9 kilometres in length.
A toll of Rs. 100 will be charged from light vehicles that travel from Kadawatha to Kaduwela on the Expressway while Rs. 200 will be charged from heavy vehicles.
Rs. 650 will be charged from light vehicles travelling from Kadawatha to Matara and Rs. 1,750 will be charged from heavy vehicles including busses.
The toll charge from Kadawatha to Pinnaduwa is Rs. 500 for light vehicles. Bus fare is Rs. 400 per person to Galle from Kadawatha while Rs. 500 will be charged from passengers to Matara. Bus service will be available from 8.30 in the morning to 4.30 in the evening for passengers travelling to Matara.
Bus service for passengers travelling to Galle will be available from 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. daily. (Sanath Desmond)
Why do people in Sri Lankan thinks politicians build roads and should be credited for it. Politicians come to power promising solution to countries problems . People vote for them to fulfill these promises and the cost is always carry by the people of the country and not politicians . We have big traffic problem in the country and solution to build roads .MR took the initiative , which he promised as the president. We are paying the cost now, whether it is with the commission or not .
Ranga Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:31 PM
true but previous politicians promised but never delivered
oona gona Thursday, 17 September 2015 05:48 PM
not that ,they are shame to touch them becuse what they saide
Sapu Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:51 PM
This was constructed by the former President
doomsday Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:10 AM
Nocturnal openning? Must be one of the firsts. Other than weddings days. Lol
de silva Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:25 AM
No opening ceremony. ?Better not we can save some money.
Mason Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:00 AM
There was a hue and cry made as to costs when the former President constructed roads. How does the nearly 9 billion/km compare !!
jena Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:06 AM
4400 crores of money for a 9Kms highway segment?
yaha Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:14 AM
why opening after 9.00 pm, they said 17th but it should COB today not after sleeping vehicle.
Shiva Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:55 AM
Great achievement by the current government.
Prem Nath Thursday, 17 September 2015 09:45 PM
M.R. should have been invited to open this roadway.
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