Highways Minister Johnston Fernando says that an income of over two million rupees was received within the first 12 hours of the opening of the second phase of the Central Expressway.
A sum of Rs 2,805,100.00 had been paid by the expressway users during the first 12 hours from 12 noon to midnight Sunday (16) after its opening by the President and the Prime Minister on Saturday (15).
The Minister said that during the first 12 hours of period of toll collection, a total number of 13, 583 vehicles had traversed the stretch from Mirigama to Kurunegala.
No traffic accident has been reported during the 12 hour period.
Minister Fernando said that the newly opened road had been allowed for general public free of charge for 12 hours from midnight Saturday (15) to Sunday (16) noon. (NewsWire)