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Jaffna railway station to be re-built


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Steps have been taken to reconstruct the largest railway station on the Northern railway line in Sri Lanka, the Jaffna Railway Station at a cost of Rs. 89 million. The work will be carried out by the “Uthuru Mithuru Programme” with funds provided by the Bank of Ceylon.

An MoU in this regard was signed this week between Bank of Ceylon and the Railway Department with the participation of the Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama.

The Northern railway line is the main link for building economic and social reconciliation between the people of North and South. The amity between the people of the two areas was shattered when the terrorists destroyed the railway line.  The “Uthuru Mithuru Programme” was formed to re-establish this amity.

This railway track will be 159 km long and it will have 85 bridges, 16 main railway stations and 12 sub stations. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 14,000 million. The railway stations will be constructed with assistance from public and private institutions.

The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation will be providing financial assistance for the construction of the Mavittapuram Railway Station. (www.news.lk)


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