Ginipetti-palama on the brink of collapse | Daily News

Ginipetti-palama on the brink of collapse

Ginipetti Palama (match box bridge) linking Wilgamuwa and Minipe colony in Matale district, is on the brink of collapse due to non-maintenance by the authorities, the public alleged

According to the villagers a large number of sand loaded tippers and other heavy vehicles are plying on this bridge daily.

It is the main reason for this situation. Earlier, the plying of heavy vehicles over this bridge was limited. But, now, the new management has removed that rule and again a large number of heavy vehicles use this bridge daily.

They said if this bridge was collapsed, the irrigation facilities in 3rd and 4th steps of Minipe colony, will be halted causing difficulties about 10,000 farmer families.

The government should pay attention on the matter soon, the villagers demanded. 

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