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Rail track being extended to Valachchenai

By Kalinga Weerakkody
The Railway Department is currently in the process of extending the railway track from Welikanda to Valachchenai. The present distance is only upto Welikanda in Polonnaruwa district.

Railway sources said that the construction work of the track would be completed by March.

Train services operated only upto Polonnaruwa, which is 161 miles from Colombo, upto last month.

This was extended to Welikanda six weeks ago which is to cover a distance of 177 miles from Colombo.

Sources said that goods and passenger trains operates upto Welikanda.

The new railway track would be established to Valachchenai, a distance of 21 miles from Welikanda.

Railway sources said that the signal and communication system with radio phones had already been set up and the renovations of employees’ bungalows and quarters are being done.


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