NEGOMBO : In response to a request made by the people of Puttalam during a visit by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Puttalam District, the 9.7 km stretch of the road to Andigama via Madurankuliya- Mahakumbukkadawala on the Colombo-Puttalam main road has been completed under its first phase and steps have been taken to complete the development of another 11.5 km under the second phase, said State Minister for Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure, Nimal Lansa.
Rs 222 million has been spent to complete the first phase of construction. A sum of Rs. 250 million more has been allocated for the construction of the second phase. Engineers are confident that the second phase of construction will be completed in the next few months.
This road will connect two A and B grade roads in the national highway system. Accordingly, the Colombo-Puttalam road and the Chilaw-Anamaduwa road will be connected to the new road
The development of this road will further facilitate the transportation of agricultural crops to economic centers, facilitate the daily activities of the people and provide easy access to the major cities of Puttalam, Chilaw and Anamaduwa.
People were severely inconvenienced as some parts of the road often get submerged due to the rains.