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Light Rail Transport in Colombo and suburbs

13 August 2017 - 376   - 0


Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has proposed an ambitious Light Rail Transport (LRT) project in the City. To be undertaken with assistance from JAICA (Japan International Co-operation Agency), it will cover highly populated City areas running through four divisional secretariat areas. They are Kaduwela, Kotte, Thimbirigasyaya and other Colombo Municipality areas.

JAICA is already funding a feasibility study of the LRT that will begin in February 2018. Land acquisition for the project is to be carried out in keeping with social safeguards laid down by JAICA.

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