New Flyover Connecting Slave Island and Judge Akbar Mawatha Inaugurated Today


Today, a significant infrastructure project connecting Slave Island and Judge Akbar Mawatha was officially opened. Led by President Ranil Wickramasinghe, the inauguration ceremony was attended by Transport, Highways, and Mass Media Minister Bandula Gunawardena, along with Member of Parliament Sagala Ratnayake.

The Ministry of Transport and Highways has invested 5,278 million rupees in this initiative aimed at alleviating traffic congestion caused by frequent closures of railway gates for 109 daily train journeys.

The construction of this flyover addresses the daily inconvenience of nearly three hours caused by the railway crossing in Slave Island, a bustling commercial urban area housing various institutions including government offices, hospitals, religious sites, restaurants, and cinemas.

With the completion of this project, commuters traveling from Slave Island to Gallumudoora and the President’s Secretariat can now do so without encountering traffic jams. This improvement is expected to not only enhance travel efficiency but also contribute to the national economy by saving valuable time otherwise lost in traffic congestion.

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