Measures are being taken to widen and effect repairs to the Kelani Valley rail track from Colombo to Awissawella.
The Railway Department says that the commuters face numerous difficulties due to the delays caused by traffic congestion. The department points out that the number of people traveling by train is being increased. Under the circumstances development of the Kelani Valley track is being considered under the advice of the President. Ministry officials led by Minister Kumara Welgama inspected the rail track in order to find out about the aspects that have to be developed. 12 train services are operated on the track at present. It is expected to increase the number of services after the renovation.