The Changing Town of Kandy
The stretch of road of about one third of a kilo meter from the Kandy railway station to Khan Clock Tower near the main bus station is undergoing a major transformation. 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 this week (mid November 2014) 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
Free Parking of School Vans in Kandy Town to be banned
Vehicles with army number plates ignore the law
The Kandy Municipal Council (KMC) traffic committee that met last week decided to prohibit school vans from parking on the city roads. Deputy Mayor Sena Dissanayaka (UPFA) who chaired the meeting pointed out that the KMC has offered school vans parking in the KMC public car park at a concessionary rate of Rs 1,000 per month. Very few make use of this offer. The van owners preferred to save Rs 1,000 and inconvenience the public by parking on roads.
MMC Waruna Liyanage (UNP) remarked that one reasons for school van drivers preferring roadside parking in secluded
Kandy Expressway Planned
The government says that the much ballyhooed Kandy Expressway is likely to get constructed as a branch of the proposed Northern Expressway. Engineer L V S Weerakoon, Project Director (Northern Expressway), Road Development Authority will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 , 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the E L Senanayaka Children’s Library, Kotugodalla Veediya, Kandy. The lecture which is open to the public is being sponsored by The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka(Central Province Branch).
Mayor Ratwatte Calls for Public Cooperation to Preserve Kandy Heritage
The mayor of Kandy Mahindra Ratwatte told The Kandy News in an excusive interview that he needs far more cooperation from the Kandy public and the town's business community to fully realize the goals of Kandy's status as a World Heritage City. Kandy is one of only eight Sri Lanka UNESCO World Heritage sites, the others being the ancient cites of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Sigiriya, Dambulla Golden Temple, Galle Old City,
World Bank Funds Kandy Transport Infrastructure
The Kandy Municipal Council (KMC) is launching a major reorganization of Kandy public transport infrastructure with the assistance of the World Bank that is providing a loan of over Rs12,000 million to the city for infrastructure development. The loan is channeled through the General Treasury.
The town will have three satellite bust stations in Getembe or Gannoruwa in the southwest, Manikumbura in the north and Thannekumbura in the east