New Shopping Complex in Kandy
The stretch of road of about one third of a kilometer from the Kandy railway station to Khan Clock Tower near the main bus station is undergoing a major transformation and facelift.
The picture on the left shows the row of single story shops that stood between the Kandy-Matale railway line and the main road for about fifty years. The next few pictures show the shops being demolished last month to make way for road widening. The widened road is expected to ease the traffic congestion that has been a daily occurrence in this part of the town.
One hundred and twenty-six displaced shopkeepers have been allocated alternative space in a new shopping complex (picture on
the far right) that has been built spending Rs 225 million in between the Telecom building and the Electricity Board building behind the railway line.
The Mayor of Kandy Mr. Mahindra Ratwatte told The Kandy News that the KMC spent Rs 90 million from its funds for the building and the lease
Colombo to Kandy in Ninety Minutes
The Four-lane highway will begin from Pothuhera
Colombo to Kandy in ninety minutes will become a reality said Engineer L V S Weerakoon, Director of the Northern Highway Project, RDA addressing a well attended meeting of Kandy citizens held recently at the E. L. Senanayaka Children's Library auditorium. The superhighway to Kandy is planned as a branch road of the northern highway that will initially extend from Kadawatha to Dambulla via Gampaha, Veyangoda, Meerigama and Pothuhera. The interchange to the Kandy Highway will be
at Pothuhera. From Pothuhera the highway will come to Gannoruwa via Rambukkana, Naranwela, Galagedera, Aladeniya, and