Govt allocates Rs 1,000m for highway to Kegalle
The first and the second stages of construction of the Colombo to
Kandy alternative highway through Kegalle has been completed, a
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council spokesman said.
This alternative route costing Rs 1,000 million commenced on
President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s directive as a solution to traffic
congestion in the Kegalle town, he said. “The first stage of this
alternative road is 1.3kms in length and 12metres wide.
The stretch from Ranwala junction to Welimannatota has already been
carpeted. Rs 200 million was spent under the first stage. A new bridge
for Welimannatota will be constructed at a cost of Rs 600 million,” he
The second stage will see 0.8kms of road constructed. The second
stage will start from the clock tower at Welimannatota, the spokesman
The government will spend Rs 1,000 million for the construction of
the alternative road.