Rajagiriya flyover work to commence July 2016: Harsha


May 16, 2016 (LBO) – Work on the proposed Rajagiriya Flyover will commence from July 2016 and be completed by 2018, a senior official said.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that as an interim solution to the total traffic solution in the Megapolis plan, we will soon start work on the Rajagiriya Flyover,” Harsha de Silva, deputy minister of foreign affairs said on Facebook.

“Soon you will save 50 percent  of time now spent from Nelum Pokuna to Battaramulla.”

Work is scheduled to begin in July 2016 and end in January 2018. The project is financed via a soft loan from the Government of Spain.

De Silva said this has been something he has sought for a long time, and he was happy construction would finally begin.