Component Description Link for Additional Information
  1. Kelani Valley Line Development - Maradana to Avissawella

The Kelani Velley line extending from Maradana to Avissawella is 60 km with daily passenger volume of 14,600. This single-track railway line which was originally narrow gauge, was converted to broad gauge along the same trace at a later stage. It has been identified that Padukka which is 35 km from Maradana is the best location to attract passengers from Horana Corridor. Therefore, by considering the present and future demands, the intension is to upgrade the railway line to double track up to Padukka and to rehabilitate the existing single track in the balance section up to Avissawwella.

Based on the Design Consultant’s input, the Maradana to Malapalla Section (23 Km) will be double lined and elevated.
The section from Padukka to Avissawella will also be rehabilitated single line, at grade.

Four Railway Level Crossings in Pwakpitiya area will be eliminated.

The design consultants have already been mobilised (from 10.01.2018) to prepare Detailed Designs of all the developments of the Railway Line and to prepare Bid documents.

  1. Main Line Development - Maradana to Rambukkana

Rambukkana is 83 km away from Maradana and is the end station of the double line section in the 291 km long Main Line. The section from Maradana to Ragama is having three tracks and the rest of the section upto Rambukkana is double track. The daily ridership is approximately 100.000 with majority of the suburban trains, serving morning peak period, start from Rambukkana. Focusing at passenger volume by 2035, it is intended to construct forth line in Maradana - Ragama section and third track in Ragama - Veyangoda section and rehabilitate the double track upto Rambukkana.

The design consultants have already been mobilised (from 10.01.2018) to prepare Detailed Designs of all the developments of the Railway Line and to prepare Bid documents.

 
  1. Coastal Line Development - Colombo Fort to Kalutara South

Coastal Line of the Sri Lanka is 159 km long and Kaluthara South is 43.0 km away from Maradana. The section from Maradana to Colombo Fort is having four lines and the rest upto Kaluthara South is having two lines. The daily passenger volume in the section upto Kaluthara is approximately 80.000 and the intention is to construct third line upto Panadura and to rehabilitate the existing double line up to Kaluthara South to cater the passenger volume generated by 2035.

The design consultants have already been mobilised (from 10.01.2018) to prepare Detailed Designs of all the developments of the Railway Line and to prepare Bid documents.

 
  1. Puttalam Line Development - Ragama to Negombo

Puttlam Line deviates from Main Line at Ragama runs upto Puttlam and the line length is 133 km from Maradana with double track upto Seeduwa and single track beyond. Sri Lanka Railway has commenced double tracking upto Negambo and has almost completed upto Katunayake, at present. Negambo is 37 km from Maradana with daily passenger volume of 20,000.

The intention is to complete double track upto Negombo and Bandaranayake International Airport, Katunayake.