The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development says that preliminary work on the Light Rail Transport project between Malabe and Fort will commence by end of the year once the feasibility study is completed in June.
The project covers a distance of 21 km and is estimated to cost 1.3 billion US dollars and is due to be completed by 2021.
Ahead of the launch of the project, all overhead Telecommunication and Electricity lines are to go underground, to facilitate the LRT project.
Once the project is completed, it will take about 40 minutes to travel from Malabe to Fort, with trains operating every four minutes during peak hours.
There will be 21 stations along the route which covers the Borella, Rajagiriya, Battaramulla and Thalahena areas.
Sources : news24