President to open reconstructed Dahata Wanguwa road
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the reconstructed section of
the Udathenna to Mahiyanganaya road consisting of the 18 hair pin bends
popularly known as the Dahata Wanguwa Para on the Kandy- Padiyathalawa
via Mahiyanganaya main road at a ceremony at Udu Dumbara tomorrow at
Addressing a media briefing at the Ports and Highways Ministry in
Colombo yesterday, Ports and Highways Deputy Minister Nirmala
Kothalawala said the road stretch of 41 kms has been widened to 15
metres and carpeted from Udathenna to Mahiyanganaya at a cost of Rs.
The road has been renovated with financial assistance from the Asian
Eight bridges and 320 box culverts have been reconstructed while 37
culverts were widened along the road. Meanwhile, the roadway has been
widened to prevent road accidents and made suitable for local weather
and geographical conditions.
This will help ease traffic congestion while reducing the dangerous
nature of the road due to its narrowness and precipitous surrounding.
"We have constructed a safety fence covering unprotected areas while
road markings and traffic signs have been marked and installed.
Meanwhile, several rest houses have been established along the road.
The 18 hair-pin bends were widened on a special request by President