Fri, 12 Aug 2022 Today's Paper

RDA’s new master plan to give equal emphasis to all provinces

24 September 2016 12:02 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam
As criticisms continue to mount on the increasing traffic congestion and poor motorways in certain regions, the Road Development Authority (RDA) recently assured the National Road Master Plan (NRMP) for the 2017–2027 period is being formulated in a manner that would give equal emphasis to all provinces and address concerns prevailing in the current system.


 Pledging the NRMP plan for the next 1o years would be more sophisticated than the previous, RDA Director Planning Namalie Siyambalapitiya stressed the upcoming strategies would look into a number of areas and pay greater emphasis on safety, a key factor overlooked in the previous plan according to the official.


 The NRMP would also formulate the much needed road network for the North 
and East region that was not captured in the 2007 – 2016 plan which was formulated during the war period. 
 The upcoming NRMP aims at catering to the increasing traffic volume and traffic mix where it will address low travel speeds, severe traffic congestion and increased accidents reported. While it would also cater to the capacity of trunk roads where there is a need for high mobility network to augment the network, it plans to resolve issues arising from uncontrolled roadside development due to poor law enforcement and monitoring. 


 “The unfettered urbanization has led to undesirable outcomes, reflected in ribbon-type urban expansions population, concentration and others. We have built roads, dumped money, but there is no system to evaluate the outcome. The next plan will do so,” said Siyambalapitiya.
 However, she noted that the requirement was more research in the area along with the incorporation of policies that include vehicle importing and usage. 


It was stressed that the primary objective of the NRMP is to promote economic development of the country by facilitating mobility, reducing travel times and costs, and improvement of  accessibility.
 Furthermore it aims at meeting current and expected future transport needs and ensuring efficient utilization of assets and investments. Building cost effective infrastructure elements with improved safety for the people, is said to be another area of priority.


“Over ther last 10 years or so we couldn’t give recognition to these factors. But from 2017 we will try our level best to include the said factors into the master plan, get it approved and take measures to ensure no one deviate from this,” asserted Siyambalapitiya.

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Govt. re-recommends COVID-19 regulations: Medics, legal experts warn of vaccine expiry dates and injuries

The public has once again been advised to wear masks to prevent the spread of

8-year-old grave sexual abuse victim gets justice after 18 years

In Palawela Udaniriella, an 8-year-old girl became the victim of Grave Sexual

Covid makes a comeback!

These questions have been buzzing in our heads over the past few weeks as hea

Gas shortage could have been averted – Litro Chairman

A serious shortage of fuel, gas and other essential items as a result of the