A1 construction cost up by Rs. 2 billion, says Namal
November 12, 2015 12:53 pm
The construction of the Colombo- Kandy highway has been estimated to be around Rs. 4.2 billion now, however, the former government had plans to finish the project for Rs. 2.2 billion, MP Namal Rajapaksa says.
“Two lanes of the A1 highway have also been removed, but the estimated cost has doubled. As the opposition, we have the responsibility to monitor these development projects,” he added.
The first phase of construction work on the Colombo-Kandy Expressway began on August 03.
The first phase of the A1 is planned for construction from Kadawatha to Mirigama while its second phase would be from Mirigama to Kurunegala. The third phase would be from Kurunegala to Kandy.