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SL’s first ever electric railway system to be constructed in Kandy

Sri Lanka’s first ever electric railway system will be constructed in Kandy,  according to Minister of Transport Services Management Mahinda Amaraweera.

Amaraweera made these comments during a press briefing at the Ministry with the participation of State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama and MP Sarath Amunugama.

According to Amaraweera, the electric railway system will ease the traffic congestion in Kandy.

The construction project would be carried out by a company based in Spain.

Accordingly, train lines connecting Rambukkana and Kadugannawa, Kadugannawa and Katugastota, and Katugastota and Matale will be constructed under the project.

The railway line will be constructed as an elevated railway line above the existing railway line.