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* The newest expressway in Sri Lanka opens for public view
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 01:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: The newest expressway in Sri Lanka, the phase 1 of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH) around the capital city of Colombo opened for public view today before its official opening.

Accordingly, the segment of the expressway from Kottawa to Kaduwela will be open for public view today and tomorrow.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the Kottawa-Kaduwela section of the expressway on next Saturday March 08.

Thousands of people were seen today walking and cycling on the expressway. School student bands paraded the expressway while an ancient bullock cart race was also held on the expressway.

Secretary to the Ministry of Highways Ranjith Premasiri said that with the opening of the portion of the OCH from Kottawa to Kaduwela, it will be possible to travel from Kottawa to Kaduwela within a short period as seven minutes, a journey that would normally take an hour now.

The 8.9 kilometer Kottawa-Kaduwela segment is the Phase 1 of the project. In phase 2 Kaduwela to Kadawata segment will be completed and Phase 3 will complete the 9.3 kilometer section from Kadawata to Kerawalapitiya. When completed, Colombo Outer Circular Expressway will run around 20 km away from the city center of Colombo, connecting radial routes and has a total length of 29.2 kilometers.

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