COLOMBO, Feb 27 (NNN-SL NEWS) – Sri Lanka’s Transport Ministry, today (Thursday) said, it will construct the country’s first electric rail track, in the central highlands of Kandy, to ease traffic and further develop the island’s transport sector.
State Minister of Transport, Dilum Amunugama, told media that, the new electric rail track had been planned to be constructed between Rambukkana, around 78 km away from the capital, Colombo, to Kandy, to make railway commuting easy and effective.
Amunugama further advised extending the new rail track to Nawalapitiya, in the outskirts of Kandy, once the project is completed.
The total project will be built using concrete pillars above the existing railway line.
The construction of the project will be carried out by a company based in Spain.– NNN-SL NEWS