Aug 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to improve the road to the Horton Plains National Park at a cost of 550 million rupees.
Resurfacing and widening the 27-kilometer road segment from the Blackpool Junction in Nuwara Eliya to Horton Plains, where the World's End is located, will be finished soon, Public Management Reforms Minister Navin Dissanayake has said at a function to launch the reconstruction work.
The road segments from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, from Nuwara Eliya to Kandapola- Ragala Road, Nuwara Eliya- Badulla Road and Bandarawela Road all have been already resurfaced, the Minister has added.
According to Minister Dissanayake, the investment to improve the road will benefit the house and land owners along the road with high property values and more employment opportunities.
The World's End, a sheer precipice of about 2,850 feet high, inside the Horton Plains National Park is a major tourist attraction.