Megapolis – Colombo-Malabe Light Rail Transit – Sri Lanka - Project Profile
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Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development (Megapolis) is planning to construct a Light Rapid Transit System in Sri Lanka.
The project involves the construction of two lines of 25km light rail connecting Colombo with the Malabe suburb, a road corridor in the Colombo Metropolitan Region (CMR).
The project is to be implemented in two lines namely: RTS 1 is a 15km line which covers Fort, Kollupitiya, Bambalapitiya, Borella, Union Place and Maradana. RTS 4 is a 10km line from Borella to Battaramulla and all the way to Malabe.
Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has been appointed to undertake the feasibility study, the scope of work includes key aspects such as current and projected traffic patterns, environmental and social impacts, economic viability, financial implications, optimization of the route, inter-modal connectivity, implementation schedules and operation and maintenance systems.
JICA will provide US$1,250 million funding for the project.
The route which would be covered by the study runs through Malabe, Battaramulla, Rajagiriya, Borella, Union Place, Kollupitiya and Fort.
The final optimum route is yet to be determined with a special focus on environmental and social considerations, and inter-connectivity with other public transport modes.
On February 28, 2017, feasibility studies commenced.
Expressions of interest (EoI) and request for proposals (RFP) are expected to be invited by the end of 2017.
The project involves the construction of two lines of the 25km rail line from Colombo to Malabe, Sri Lanka.
The US$3,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of stations
2. Construction of parking facility
3. Construction of control rooms
4. Construction of waiting rooms
5. Laying of tracks
6. Installation of signaling and safety systemsReasons To Buy
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