Sri Lanka is Planning to Colombo-Matara in Next Year

Sri Lanka is Planning to Colombo-Matara in Next Year
August 20, 2011 5:03 pm

Sri Lanka is planning to complete its $167.4m south coastal railway line from the city of Colombo to Matara by 2012.

The project has been funded by the Indian Government and being implemented by Indian Railway Construction Company.
The project will upgrade the existing tracks to high-speed tracks to allow trains to run at a speed of 100km/h, reducing the journey time from Colombo to Matara to two hours – a time saving of an hour.
The first phase of the project involved the modernisation of tracks between Galle-Matara, which was completed in March this year, while the entire project is expected to be completed in May 2012. 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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