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New rush hour traffic plan for vehicles leaving Colombo

18 January 2016 09:13 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In a bid to reduce traffic congestion during evening rush hour, Police said a new traffic plan will be implemented from January 21 for vehicles leaving Colombo.

The new plan will be implemented from 5 to 6.30 p.m along Jayawardenapura Road and 4.30- 6.30 p.m at the Pittala Junction in Dharmapala Mawatha.  

Police said of the three lanes used to travel between Aurveda Junction towards Nawala, one lane would be strictly allocated for vehicles turning off at the Nawala junction.

Vehicles travelling towards Battaramullla along the Royal Park road can use one of the three lanes from Royal Park Junction to Pitakotte Junction.  Police further said that vehicles travelling towards Pitakotte should turn right from the Vidulibalagara junction while vehicles travelling from the Vidulibalagara junction towards Battaramulla should use the lane allocated for them.  

Vehicles travelling along Thurstan road should not use Flower Road, but travel towards Glass House, along the Library roundabout and fall on to Ananda Kumaraswamy Mawatha and then fall on to Flower Road.  Vehicles will not be allowed to travel from the Flower Road to Pittala Junction.

Police also said the Dehiwala- Maharagam Road would have a temporary plan from 8 p.m January 19 to 4 a.m January 20. The Malani Bulathsinhala Mawatha to Bellanthara junction would be closed for the construction of a bridge.  

Motorists travelling from Boralesgamuwa to Dehiwala, should turn from Malani Bulathsinhala Mawatha to Pitawella Road and fall into the 117 bus route.  Those travelling from Dehiwala to Boralesgamuwa should turn left at the Bellanthara junction to the Keels roundabout and fall onto the Papiliyana round about and travel along the 120 bus route. (DS)

  Comments - 6

  • Marc Monday, 18 January 2016 04:35 PM

    They should create better public transport and start imposing taxes for heavy vehicles (private busses included). Might lubricate traffic a little.

    OMG Monday, 18 January 2016 04:40 PM

    Take some lesson/training from dubai how to control the traffic. You guys are still struggling for decades without success. Our guys dont know and dont want to learn also. only wasting public time and money.

    [email protected] Monday, 18 January 2016 09:04 PM

    @ OMG, absolutely true, so confusing and a hodge podge of times and routes. Proper town and city planning is whats needed here, not politicos and incompetents wanting a cushy job at CMC. Now they have handed planning over to the poor fellows of traffic police.

    Senaka Monday, 18 January 2016 09:46 PM

    Biggest problem is the Police implementing the rule of law when they feel like it. Lane law should be 27/7. One time they encourage the drives to break the law and a few mnts later they expect then to follow the law. Next watch them directing traffic. They have a sign language of their own, teach them to give clear hand signs.

    Ismail Saadiq Tuesday, 19 January 2016 03:22 AM

    The traffic is a sign of progress. Management of the traffic must be done by bringing experts. No lane closures will solve the problem. Better city planning, different times for different schools, and public transport will ease the problem.

    Rasheed Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:24 AM

    Trafic Police should allow the Signal Light to work rather than swithching off and to control the traffic on their own, they should clear it when there is a block. These Policemen they just keep allowing one track to go for a long time and they forget that because of this many bylane get conjested.

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