The second phase of the World Bank funded Colombo City development project will include the extension of the Marine Drive to Roxy Theatre, to construct two beach parks in Crow Island and Marine Drive while constructing two fly overs for Pedestrians in Kollupitiya.
The Rs.400 million project which is set to begin soon will completely change the face of Colombo with better infrastructure facilities.
Colombo Mayor A. J. M Muzzamil said the two bridges only for pedestrians would be constructed from the Bambalapitiya Railway station to Galle Road and another from the Kollupitiya Railway Station to Dharmapala Mawatha.
“This will easily link commuters travelling from busses and railway stations and vice versa,” the Mayor said. The bridges will have several entry points where the pedestrians will be carried to the upper floors by elevators, special escalators will also be set up for the differently abled to get to the escalators with special entry points for the disabled.
“We are also going to construct two beach parks at Crow Island and along Marine Drive under this project,” he said.
The Mayor said that while an extension of the Marine Drive up to Roxy Theatre was in the pipelines, the City will also be getting new bus stands that will notify the number of the busses that will stop at the stand.
“We are also going to install telephone booths and stalls that will sell newspapers and other things,” he said. (Yohan Perera)
Commuters have a raw deal in Sri Lanka and certainly these innovations are a long felt need. Just get on with it!
Prasanjit Friday, 08 November 2013 04:50 PM
What about the two most needed fly-over passenger crossings at Bo Gaha junction at Pettah and near Gunasinghe statue where two, three lacks pedestrians cross for a day blocking the Olcott Mawatha?
Thanks to Premadasa the one opposite Fort Railway Station still stands and serves, though the present authorities put up advertising hoardings on the two sides of its top part which was purposely built as a see-through fence, and now made it scary to use not only at nights but also day time.
neutral man Friday, 08 November 2013 05:10 PM
Colombo looks really pleasantable now doesn't it???
haa hoo Friday, 08 November 2013 06:08 PM
JVP what can you say?
Josh Friday, 08 November 2013 06:43 PM
upto roxy theater?? the marine drive has already passed all that point na??
Road runner Saturday, 09 November 2013 12:57 AM
Do something for Dehiwala Wellawatta bridge also.
Frank Saturday, 09 November 2013 01:11 AM
Very good move, why not make plans to ease the traffic congestion at Kiribathgoda, a fly over is very essential near Kiribathgoda Wattala rd, Via Hunupitiya
Rez Saturday, 09 November 2013 01:12 AM
Mr Mayor matrine drive is almost paases d dehiwela bridge. In dream land like UR party. U still talking abt roxy??
Joe Saturday, 09 November 2013 02:03 AM
Good Job Mr. Mayor, Keep up the good work
Rara Avis Saturday, 09 November 2013 02:05 AM
The marine drive extends beyond the Roxy theatre up to Wasala Road Dehiwala as of today or is this last bit called some thing else? Where are the plans to extend it to Dehiwala Station?
Fazel Saturday, 09 November 2013 04:57 AM
Colombata kiri Gamata kekiri
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