Construction of “Colombo Gedera” – a transit facility- at the Fort railway station is expected to be completed within a year. Once construction is complete, railway passengers who stay over night at the Fort railway station will have a resting place with all facilities.
|Lankadeepa editor Siri Ranasinghe unveiling the plaque after Transport Minister Dallas Alahapperuma (right) laid the foundation for the two-storied Colombo Gedera.
The ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the passenger transit house – a gift from the Chinese company HUBEI which provided new railway engines to Sri Lanka railway– was laid last week.
The facility, a two-storied building with separate quarters for males and females will consist of rooms, toilet facilities as well as kitchens.