New traffic plan over Independence Day celebrations

New traffic plan over Independence Day celebrations

January 27, 2020   04:26 pm


A special new traffic plan has been introduced for Colombo parallel to Independence Day celebrations and its rehearsals stated the Police.

The 72nd Independence Day is set to be held at the Independence Square, on the 4th of February.

Accordingly, it has been decided to restrict or limit vehicular traffic in certain routes and areas of Colombo.

The new traffic plan will be in effect in the following dates:

January 31st – 8.30 am till 1.00 pm
February 01st – 6.00 am till 12 noon
February 02nd – 6.00 am till 1.00 pm
February 03rd – 8.30 am till 1.00 pm
February 04th (Independence Day) - 4.00 am till 1.00 pm


However, the residents in the restricted areas, after establishing identity, will be allowed to enter when there are no ongoing parades, armed trucks or special marches, stated the Police.

Motorists who travel through Colombo can avoid inconveniences if alternatives further to the Independence Square, are used, Police added.

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