Colombo, Jan 8 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday declared open a 4.7 billion rupee flyover in the Sri Lanka capital, constructed to ease the city’s traffic congestion.
The flyover was opened in Rajagiriya, with a total length of 533 meters and total width of 21.4 meters. It comprises of four lanes, two lanes each way.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also graced the occasion.
The President’s Office, in a statement said the construction works of the flyover commenced in 2016 jointly by a Spanish company and a local company.
The flyover was built using high standard modern technology in accordance with high quality engineering.
“This will be added to our roadways history as the first flyover constructed filling concrete surfaces on metal. This is also the most beautiful flyover in Sri Lanka,” the President’s Office said.
“In parallel to this project, several roads around the Rajagiriya area will be developed and an alternative road towards Narahenpita will be developed as well as the road towards Buthgamuwa will be developed with a total of three lanes,” the Office added.
During peak traffic hours, the speed of vehicles moving along the Rajagiriya road is less than 2 kilometers per hour. With this highway, speed limits of vehicles is expected to increase eightfold.