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Ongoing Projects (SLR)

Ongoing projects on May 2016

Project Name

Construction of the railway track from Matara to Beliatta.

Introduction

This is the phase one of Matara-Kataragama railway line construction project. Construction work of the 26.75 Km long railway track was started on 01.08.2013 by a construction company with an estimated cost of $278.2. Under this project:

  • 09 bridges including 03 major bridges.
  • 02 railway tunnels
  • 05 railway stations
  • 21 railway crossings

will be constructed.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Improvement of railway transport facilities in Southern Province
  • Acceleration of economic development in Southern Province
  • Increase of railway income
  • Ensuring Environmentally friendly transport

Progress

Physical - 52.9%

Financial - 51.2%

Project Name

Repair of Passenger Compartments.

Introduction

Repair of Passenger compartments condemned for transportation.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Adding repaired condemned compartments to the railway fleet.
  • Comfort passengers

Progress

15%

Project Name

Installment of new machines for Mechanical Sub-Department.

Introduction

Purchasing new machines for making repair and maintenance of railway fleet efficient.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

18%

Project Name

Improvement of Northern Railway Track.

Introduction

Continuation of the maintenance work of the Northern Railway Track.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

15%

Project Name

Development of Kandy, Kadugannawa, Peradeniya and Mahawa.

Introduction

Improvement of Infrastructure facilities.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

10%

Project Name

Doubling the railway track from Kalutara to Payagala.

Introduction

Purchasing new machines for making repair and maintenance of railway fleet efficient.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

50%

Project Name

Improvement of railway stations and buildings.

Introduction

Modernization of railway stations and buildings and associated construction work.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

18%

Project Name

Establishment of Signaling system for the Ja-Ela-Seeduwa Double Track.

Introduction

Improvement of signaling and telecommunication system.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

50%

Project Name

Establishment of Signaling system for the Northern Railway Track.

Introduction

Improvement of signaling and telecommunication system.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

98%

Project Name

Installment of colour signals in Kelani Valley railway track.

Introduction

Improvement of signaling and telecommunication system.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

20%


Project Name

Improvement of protective Signaling System in Coastal railway line.

Introduction

Improvement of signaling and telecommunication system.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers

Progress

60%


Project Name

Establishment of secure railway crossings

Introduction

Minimizing accidents and making railway transport efficient.

Purpose/Benefits

  • Delivering an efficient railway service
  • Comport of passengers
  • Ensuring safety of passengers.

Progress

18%



 

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