1st phase of 73.9 km Ruwanpura Expressway project to begin soon

September 5, 2020 at 6:51 PM

The government has decided to utilize funds of local banks and the services of local construction companies for the establishment of the Ruwanpura Expressway.

Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said that he has given instruction to expedite the commencement of the project as soon as possible.

The 73.9km expressway will begin from the Kahatuduwa exit point of the Southern Expressway and will end in Pelmadulla.

Highways Ministry said that the 3 phase project will be completed in 3 years.

  • Phase 01 – Kahatuduwa to Ingiriya will be 23.4km
  • Phase 02 –  Ingiriya to Ratnapura 21km
  • Phase 03 – Ratnapura to Pelmadulla 28.6

The first phase is estimated to cost Rs 80 billion and will be constructed by a local contractor. (NewsWire)