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Construction of jogging track abutting Parakrama Samudra to go ahead

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The Urban Development Authority (UDA) yesterday said that the Authority had planned to construct 26 jogging tracks across the country by the end of this year.

UDA Director-general N.P.K. Ranaweera said the government had allocated Rs. 2 billion from the budget for the construction of the tracks.

The majority of them would be mainly in the vicinity of borders, reserves, lakes or locations, which did not have dust, he said.

"These jogging tracks should be made in dust-free locations for the people to do their physical exercises. Several organised groups have conducted protests against these jogging tracks without carrying out any study about the matter, " Mr. Ranaweera said.

However, the government and the UDA, have decided not to stop the construction of any jogging path, he said.

Meanwhile, the Directorgeneral said the UDA had decided to continue with the controversial construction of the jogging track abutting the ancient Parakrama Samudra Tank in Polonnaruwa. He said the UDA had obtained the Engineers' recommendation for the construction of the jogging track.(Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Kikazaru Wednesday, 22 September 2021 09:52 AM

    The need of the hours.

    Kikazaru Wednesday, 22 September 2021 09:55 AM

    Jogging tracks for the hard working farmers, nice. This is the mechanism for the % to flow down the line. An utter waste of money. Servers the 6.9 M jokers right.

    Sam Panditha Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:47 AM

    Rs regular spending is for upgrading centerysste. When millions struggle to make ends meet. Youth unemployment at highest rates. Framers asking for Elephant fences. Politicians like projects like these where 50% of the project budget is pocketed from friendly contractors on over priced contracts.

    day trip Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:05 PM

    i live in matale. no jogging track. i'll go to polonnaruwa

    Dee Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:18 PM

    Hats of! Even if we don't have food to eat- We will have jogging tracks to run!

    Mohamed mohideen mohamed Thaiyar Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:27 PM

    They want to earn commission only they don't bother about the need of public3

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:56 PM

    Blind people's idea who can't see the grieving people here.

    Oh God Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:37 PM

    Jogging tracks are badly needed in this country to maintain good quality health. Hope our farmers will not end up at the Jogging tracks leaving their paddy fields.

    Lokka Wednesday, 22 September 2021 02:21 PM

    Nothing but commissions and corruption


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