Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Udaya Gammanpila said that four elevated railway tracks will be constructed within Colombo City-limits and this will be initiated as a Public -Private Partnership project.
The Minister stated this at the cabinet decision media briefing (30) held at the Department of Government Information.
As the Minister asserted, the said project will be launched in order to ease the traffic congestion in Colombo and these four railway tracks have been named Raktha, Haritha, Neela, and Dam.
The Raktha railway track, which is 42km in distance, will be constructed from Ragama to Kottawa through Pita Kotte. Haritha railway track, which is 28km, will be constructed from Moratuwa to Kelaniya through Narahenpita. Neela railway track which is 23 km long will be constructed from Kottawa to Hunupitiya through Isurupaya in Battaramulla and Dam railway track will be constructed from the Port City in Colombo to Athurugiriya through Borella.