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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 18:00
Separate institution to regulate Light Rail Transit system
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The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has submitted a Cabinet paper seeking approval to prepare a bill to facilitate regulation of Light Rail Transit system, which will be established in Colombo.
 
The Cabinet has ratified the proposal.
 
Accordingly, the Legal Draftsman will be advised to prepare the relevant bill.
 
A new institution will be set up to manage the system.
 
The government is planning to establish 7 Light Rail Transit routes aiming to address the rising traffic issue in the city of Colombo.
 
Priority will be given to the Light Rail Track linking Borella and Malabe via Borella.
 
The proposed track will be completed for traffic by 2025.
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