Southern Expressway generates Rs 30 million in revenue during Avurudu season : RDA

15 April 2019 - 181   - 0

Rs 30 million in revenue was earned from the Southern Expressway during this Avurudu season, the Road Development Authority (RDA) Director (Expressway Operations Maintenance and Management Division) S Opanayake said.

He pointed out that this year's earnings from the expressway tolls had risen between 8 - 10 percent in comparison to the previous years.

Meanwhile, Mr. Opanayake observed that the number of accidents along the Southern Expressway had also increased this year. These accidents were caused by those who were using the expressway for the first time, he said.

"Vehicles travelling over the 100 mph maximum speed limit had been involved in mishaps while applying sudden brakes," the RDA Director said.  He insisted that drivers must pay attention towards maintaining a normal speed limit while using the highway.

Director Opanayake pointed out that vehicles using the highway must not stop in case of witnessing another vehicle being involved in an accident.

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Airborne oil survey in Sri Lankan waters this month

An airborne survey will take place by the end of this month to determine the amount of oil and gas in Sri Lankan waters, a senior official at the P...

23 July 2019 - Views : 16

Court issues summons on magistrate over illegal elephant case

23 July 2019

Police sergeant handed 16-year jail term over bribery case

23 July 2019

SC issues order to SLMC to register foreign medical graduates

23 July 2019



Features & Analysis

In Pictures : French National Day

The French National Day was held recently at the Colombo Hilton. Captured here are images from the evening. Pix by Am...

SOS Children’s Village celebrates 100th birth anniversary of its founder

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka recently celebrated ‘SOS Day’ honoring the 100th birth anniversar...

Car-free day draws a crowd

Colombo’s first open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independ...

Reviving our island spirit - #DineEscapeRebuild

The Island Story, a brand new travel company with a fresh perspective on travel is collaborating with Botanik Rooftop...