Matara-Kataragama Rail Line Works Starts in Sri Lanka

Matara-Kataragama Rail Line Works Starts in Sri Lanka
September 25, 2009 10:49 am

Work on the first phase of the Rs6bn (approximately $52m) Matara-Kataragama railway line in Sri Lanka is expected to begin shortly.

The 27km line will stretch from Matara to Beliatta and is expected to finish in 2010. According to local transport ministry officials, feasibility studies for the line, which include geological investigation, have already been completed.

The project is to be funded by the Chinese government and is expected to be completed by 2015. Once completed, the project will link the country’s deep south with other areas through rail for the first time. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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