SRI LANKA TO EMBARK ON ITS FIRST RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM

IMPROVE QULITY OF RIDERSHIP WITH BETTER TRAVEL TIMES, SAFETY AND COMFORT

Making history as a revolution of the transportation system of Sri Lanka, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has officially announced to introduce a Light Rail Transit (LRT) System under the financial assistance by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Sri Lanka, which currently stands in middle-income category 2, is focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives for the transition to an upper middle income country. One of the key initiatives with respect to this is the proposed Western Region Megapolis Master Plan. Incorporating the said Megapolis structure plan, the Western Region Megapolis Transport Master Plan was then developed encompassing all aspects of transportation to provide a framework for urban transport development in Western Region up to 2035. One of the proposed key initiatives of the Transport Master Plan is the introduction of a Light Rail Transit system.

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