The Outer Circular Highway from Kaduwela to Kadawatha was declared open at 3.00pm this afternoon (17th) by the Minister of University Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella.
The Ministry of University Education and Highways has published the fares charged for light vehicles traveling on the highway as well.
Light Vehicle Fare – Kadawatha-Matara
Kaduwela – Rs100.00
Athurugiriya & Kottawa – Rs150.00
Kahathuduwa – Rs200.00
Gelanigama – Rs250.00
Dodangoda – Rs300.00
Welipenna – Rs350.00
Kurunduhethekma – Rs400.00
Baddegama – Rs450.00
Pinnaduwa(Galle) – Rs500.00
Imaduwa – Rs550.00
Kokmaduwa – Rs600.00
Godagama(Matara) – Rs650.00
Minimum fare of heavy vehicles(to Kadwela) :Rs200.00
Maximum fare(to Pinnaduwa):1750.00
Plans for a bus service from Kadawatha to Galle and Matara
The specific timetable:
Kadawatha-Galle and Galle-Kadawatha
Hourly from 6.30am to 8.00pm
Kadawatha-Matara and Matara- Kadawatha
Hourly from 6.30am to 9.00pm
Kadawatha-Matara fare Rs500.00
Kadawatha-Galle fare Rs400.00
Update: Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 16.13
Kaduwela-Kadawatha Highway to be Opened
Ministry of University Education and Highways states that the Outer Circular Highway from Kaduwela to Kadawatha will be opened today (17th). It is due to be officially opened at 3.00pm today with the participation of Minister Lakshman Kiriella.
Project Director T S H Abeywickrama stated that the opening of the highway was delayed due to the General Election.
This section of the road runs for 8.9km and is built into 4 lanes. According to the secretary of the Ministry of University Education and Highways D C Dasanayake, around Rs45 billions was spent on its construction.
Parallel to the highway, two bridges across the Kelani River are being constructed and they are supposed to reduce the traffic around Kaduwela and the Kelani bridge.
It is now made possible for vehicles traveling towards Biyagama on the Low-level road from Colombo to Hanwella to pass along the bridge toll-free.
The bridge can also be used to pass onto the Low-level road when traveling from Biyagama – Kelaniya towards Kaduwela, Hanwella and Colombo.
The ColomboOuter Circular Highway will be constructed under three phases.
Constructions from Kottawa to Kaduwela were executed in the first phase.
The second phase is concerned with the section from Kaduwela to Kadawatha.
The third phase involves the construction of the highway from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya.Its construction has already begun and it is supposed to connect the Southern and the Katunayake Expressways.