Siri­pada Road be­ing widened be­fore sea­son be­gins

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Siri­pada road be­ing widened be­fore sea­son be­gins

The Road De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (RDA) is cur­rently widen­ing the Hat­ton Road to Siri­pada be­fore the pil­grim­age sea­son com­mences this month.

Thus the stretch from Mo­hini Ella to Nal­la­tan­niya is be­ing widened. “Ear­lier the width of the road was around eight feet so only one ve­hi­cle could travel on it. Now the road will be widened to have two lanes,” RDA - Nor­wood Branch K.D.B.R. De­vap­riya said.

This de­ci­sion was taken af­ter fre­quent com­plaints that pil­grims face great dif­fi­cul­ties when trav­el­ling be­tween Mo­hini Ella to Nal­la­tan­niya.” dur­ing the sea­son there are a large num­ber of ve­hi­cles and there was fre­quent congestion. When widen­ing the road we are tak­ing mea­sures to min­i­mize the im­pact.

The Siri­pada sea­son com­mences on De­cem­ber 22 and the dou­ble lane road will be open to the pub­lic be­fore that,” De­vap­riya said.

The pil­grim­age sea­son falls be­tween Un­duwap Poya (De­cem­ber) and We­sak Poya Fes­ti­val (May). (DGI)

The Siri­pada sea­son com­mences on De­cem­ber 22 and the dou­ble lane road will be open to the pub­lic be­fore that,” De­vap­riya said

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