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* Sri Lanka to set up electric elevators at pedestrians' overpasses
Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 11:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Projects Minister of Ports and Highways Nirmala Kothalawala said the government plans to set up electric elevators at the pedestrian overpasses for the benefit of the public in busy cities.

The first of the electric elevators under this project will be established in the Panadura town of Kalutara district at an estimated cost of Rs. 150 million, the Project Minister stated.

The second pedestrians' bridge under the project has been planned in Kottawa near the main entrance to the Southern and Outer Circle expressways.

Kottawa pedestrians' bridge with electric elevators will cost Rs. 300 million.

The Minister said the pedestrians do not like to use overpasses to cross roads due to difficulty in climbing steps. They attempt to cross the roads taking risks and causing more accidents, the Minister explained.

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