The fourth rail track between Colombo Fort and Maradana has been opened. It will minimize congestion of trains.
Minister Kumara Welgama declared open the rail track this morning. The launching of this track will provide facilities to operate trains on the Kelani Valley rail track in time from Colombo Fort. There is a possibility of using the track as an access route for long distance trains.
The Minister said that the rail track was put up at a cost of 105 million rupees. It will be of great convenience to Railway commuters. His view was that more facilities should be given to cater to the increasing number of commuters.
The Minister seized the opportunity to inspect the main control room in Maradana. A group of officials of the Transport Ministry and the Railway Department was present.