The first train to observe the newly constructed rail track from Beliatta to Matara is scheduled to operate tomorrow(2019/01/05). These activities will take place under the aegis of Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunge. The Government’s plan to build the proposed rail track from Matara to Kataragama is scheduled to be carried out in three stages. Consruction of the track from Matara to Beliatta is taking place under the first stage. The track from Beliatta to Hambanthota is taking place under the second stage and the third stage runs from Hambanthota to Kataragama.
The total distance is 113 kilometers. The estimated cost of the track from Matara to Beliatta is 278.2 million rupees. The China Exim Bank is providing the financial grants. Supervision is being carried out under the guidance of the Central Engineering Burea
Source: ITN NEWS
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