Western Province interconnected roads to be upgraded


Nov 23, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal to improve 26 damaged interconnected roads in the Western Province.

The project will cover a total length of 30 km in Colombo, Moratuwa, Mahara and Avissawella areas by laying carpet at an estimated cost of 208.5 million rupees through the Provincial Road Development Authority of Western Province.

It is vital to develop interconnected roads to reduce the traffic congestion and regional transport infrastructure development in Western Province.

Meanwhile, the cabinet has increased the fine for persons who run buses without a valid passenger service permit.

The cabinet has approved the increasing of the minimum fine charged by a Magistrate’s Court from 10,000 rupees to 200,000 rupees for running a bus without a valid permit.

Accordingly, article 40 of the National Transport Commission Act No 37 of 1991 will be amended for providing provisions for the above purpose.

The need to tighten laws has occurred due to the need to secure passengers from dangerous situations and to develop the quality of bus services.

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