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Completed Projects (SLR)

Completed Projects in year 2015.

Name of the Project Introduction Purpose Benefits
Reconstruction of the railway track from Madawachchi to Madu

All infrastructure facilities of the Northern and Thalei Mannar Railway lines from Omanthe to Kankasanthure and Madawachchi to Thalei Mannar had been destroyed by internal conflicts. Therefore railway transport was suspended for about three decades. It was of national level importance that the said railway lines were reconstructed and used for passenger and cargo transportation with the end of 2009. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the government of Sri Lanka with the government of India in this regard. Accordingly, the government of Sri Lanka decided to integrate the said network of railway lines by reconstructing them with the re-establishment of Signaling and Telecommunication systems.

Reconstruction of the 43 Km long railway track from Madawachchi to Madu for efficient transportation of passengers and cargo.
  1. Cost effectiveness of railway transport.
  2. Comport of passengers.
  3. increase of the contribution of the transport sector to the Gross Domestic product by the improvement of transport sector facilities including infrastructure facilities.
  4. Environmental friendliness of railway transport.
  5. Lack of accidents in the railway transport in comparison with road transport.
  6. Development of commerce and industrial sectors of the national economy.
  7. Increase of railway income.
  8. Building up of harmony and integration among ethnic groups.
Reconstruction of the railway track from Madu to Thaleimannar Reconstruction of the 91 Km long railway track from Madu to ThaleiMannar for efficient transportation of passengers and cargo.
Reconstruction of the railway track from Omanthei to Palei Reconstruction of the 91 Km long railway track from Omanthei to Palei for efficient transportation of passengers and cargo
Reconstruction of the railway track from Palei to Kankasanthurei Establishment of Signaling and Telecommunication system covering 313 Km Northern and Thalei Mannar railway track.
Establishment of Signaling and Telecommunication system of Northern Railway track
Establishment of 07 bridges under Belgium line of Credit Installment of Belgium bridges in place of 07 dilapidated bridges.
Efficient transportation of passengers and cargo
Ensuring the comport of passengers by delivering an efficient railway service.
 

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