to get Developed Road Network towards the End of 2013
:: 2011-06-09 08:45:30 Hours]
Government, under its development project for the North “Uthuru
Wasanthaya” has started improvements and reconstructions of
all main roads in the peninsula.
Under the project, 14 of A class roads, 9 of B class roads and 5
bridges in Jaffna are improved. Widening and carpeting of Jaffna-Point
Pedro road was completed a few months ago. Reconstruction of Jaffna-Palaly
road and Jaffna Kankesanthurai road is now in progress. Rs. 2000
million has been allocated for these two roads by the government
for 2011. The A-9 main road abandoned for years due to terrorist
activities is now being revived with Chinese aid. Constructions
of these roads commenced in March this year and the Road Development
Authority (RDA) has planned to complete them in September 2013,
according to Chief Engineer RDA Jaffna V. Suthakaran.
Two main bridges on Jaffna-Karainagar road (via Manipay) and Sorampaththu-Thalaiady
road were reconstructed recently.