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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - 12:58
Video : Northern line between Kilinochci - Pallai opens
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The reconstruction of the Northern railway line from Kilinochchi to Pallai has been completed and will be opened today.

Transport Minister Kumara Welgama will open the Kilinochchi-Pallai train service today flagging off a fully air-conditioned luxury train with 222 seats imported from China, which will depart Colombo Fort railway station at 2.25 p.m. and reach Pallai at 8.28 p.m.

The luxury train service to Pallai will begin operation from March 7th.

Meanwhile, The first segment of the Outer Circular Expressway from Kottawa to Kaduwela will be declared open on 8th March.

Upon opening this Expressway it will become possible to travel on the expressway from Kaduwela to Galle bypassing the congested city traffic in Colombo.

The 11-kilometer long Kottawa-Kaduwela segment of the OCH is located in the Colombo Metropolitan Region and passes through Colombo and Gampaha Districts.

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