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The new traffic lights at Delkanda junction were installed over six months ago but the RDA has still not been able to commission this due to a technical defect. 

About three months ago some adjustments were done just for the amber to blink continuously. This is as bad as not having the system functioning at all. The policeman on duty just cannot cope with the heavy traffic flow from four sides. 

The matter has been brought to the notice of the Provincial Director of PRDA but nothing has happened up to date. As a result motorists are greatly inconvenienced, especially in the mornings. It takes well over half an hour to get past Gansaba Junction from Delkanda Junction – a distance of two bus halts.

 Also the RDA has been informed of a missing ‘No Entry’ sign at the entrance to a one-way lane off Udahamulla Station Road (pictured) connecting to High Level Road near the former pola but this has not been fixed so far. As a result motorists use this narrow lane both ways, resulting in severe traffic congestions. It was even brought to the notice of the OIC Traffic at Mirihana Police. He agreed to take it up with the RDA but nothing has happened for months. 

Will the Chairman of the RDA please look into the above two matters and take immediate action?

Milinda Obeysekera

 

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