India approves USD 15 mn. to upgrade Northern Line



The Indian government has approved the allocation of over Rs.4,500 million (US$ 15 million) for the modernization of the signal system on the Northern Railway Line between Colombo to Kankesanthurai under the Indian Credit Line.

The Indian Government made this allocation following a discussion between Transport, Highways and Mass Media Minister – Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana and Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Gopal Baglay, state owned ‘Daily News’ reports.

Rail services along the Northern Line are currently limited to the Anuradhapura Station at present.

It is expected that the travel time between Colombo and KKS will be cut down by 1 1/2 hours after the modernization in completed.


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