Srilanka Government

Future Plans

 

Increasing operating speed from 80 km/h to 100 km/h Back To Top

Project Project Area Period Remarks
Rehabilitation of Coastal Railway Line 159 km from Colombo to Marara 2 years First phase is the construction of track from Galle to Matara (45 km) with a design speed of 100km/h has already been completed.
Rehabilitation of Northern Railway Line 170 km from Omanthai to Kankesanthurai 3 years Track with a design speed of 120km/h will be constructed in two project from Omanthai to Pallai and Pallai to Kankesanthurai. Contract has been awarded to IRCON International - India
Rehabilitation of Talaimannar Railway Line 101 km from Medawachchiya to Talaimannar Pier 2 years Track with a design speed of 120km/h will be constructed in two project from Medawachchiya to Madhu and Madhu to talaimannar Pier . This includes construction of pier too. Contract has been awarded to IRCON International - India
Replacing of Steel Bridges 8 to 10 new steel bridges 2 years 8 to 10 old bridges will be replaced with new steel bridges with the financial assistance from Belgium

 

Construction of new Railway linesBack To Top

Project Project Area Period Remarks
Construction of Railway Line from Marara to Kataragama First Phase – 35 km from Matara to Beliatta 3 years Track with a design speed of 120km/h will be constructed in two project from Matara to Beliatta and from Beliatta to Kataragama.
Construction of Southern Railway Circle 79 km from Beliatta to Hambantota 3 years Track with a design speed of 120km/h will be constructed from Beliatta to Hambantota through Suriyawewa. The project is in its design stage..
Construction of Railway Line from Kurunegala to Habarana 81 km from Kurunegala to Habarana Track with a design speed of 120km/h will be constructed and the Feasibility Study has been completed.

Increasing of Rolling Stock fleet Back To Top

Project Project Area Period Remarks
Purchasing of Diesel Multiple Units from India 20 Diesel Multiple Units 2 years Twenty Diesel Multiple Units will be purchased from India to be used in the Coastal Railway Line. The DMUs will be delivered in 2011.
Purchasing of Diesel Multiple Units from China 13 Diesel Multiple Units 2 years Thirteen Diesel Multiple Units will be purchased from chaina to be used in the Coastal Railway Line. The DMUs will be delivered in 2012.
Purchasing of Locomotives from India 03 Locomotives 1 year Two Locomotives will be received under Southern Line construction project. These Locos will initially be used for the track construction work.
Purchasing of Trains sets for Special Journeys from China 02 Train sets 2 years Two train sets constructed with facilities for special journeys will be received from China in 2012
Purchasing of  Tank wagons from Pakistan 24 Tank Wagons 1 years Twenty four Tank Wagons will be purchased for Oil Transport from Pakistan
Purchasing of Locomotives from India 06 Locomotives 1 year Two Locomotives will be received under Northern Line construction project. These Locos will initially be used for the track construction work.
Purchasing of Service Wagons from India 52 Service Wagons      ( BHO ) 1 year 52 Service Wagons will be received under Northern Line construction project. These BHOs  will initially be used for the track construction work.

Rehabilitation of Signalling and TelecommunicationBack To Top

Project Project Area Period Remarks
Rehabilitation of Signalling and Telecommunication System in the Northern and Talaimannar Lines 310 km from Anuradhapura to Kankesanthurai and Medawachchiya to Talaimannar Pier 3 years The project includes installation of Colour Light Signalling and Telecommunication System with Optical Fiber backbone and Radio  Telecommunication.
Replacing the Centralised Traffic Control System in the Coastal Line 35 km from Maradana to Wadduwa 1 year The 25 year old CTC system in the Coastal Line from Maradana to Wadduwa will be replaced with a new system
Rehabilitation of Signalling and Telecommunication System in Main Line 72 km from Maradana to Rambukkana 2 years The project includes replacing 50 year old Colour Light Signalling system including Centralised Traffic Controlling and installation of Telecommunication System with Optical Fiber backbone and Radio  Telecommunication.

ElectrificationBack To Top

Project Project Area Period Remarks
Electrification including Electric Multiple Units and Signalling 120  km from Veyangoda to Maradana, Ragama to Negambo and Maradana to Kaluthara 3 years The project includes electrification and supply of 15 Electric Multiple Units.

Information TechnologyBack To Top

Project Project Area Period Remarks
Electronic Payments Electronic payment facility will be made available 06 payment types 01 year Online payment facility for Seat Reservation, Reservation of Special Trains, Payments for advertising, Filming, Goods Transportation and Tender Document Purchasing will be made available by developing applications. ICTA and SLR will sign an MoU for this implementation.
Mobile Seat Reservation The existing M-Seat Reservation system in the main Line will be expanded to other lies 01 year The Mobile Seat reservation system that was implemented for the Intercity trains between Colombo and Kandy will be expanded to other lines too. A MoU has been signed between SLR and Mobitel for this purpose.
SLR e-Pension System Connecting SLR to the e-Pension System in the Pensions Department 02 years The pilot project was started to connect SLR to the e-Pensions system. This reduce major delays in receiving the pension benefits by the SLR pensioners.
Train Tracking and Operating Information System GPS/GSM based Train Tracking and Operating Information System for the entire railway system 02 years The system will be installed at Maradana Train Control Center and train sets will be equipped with  GPS/GSM/Speedometer Units. The system will enhance train controlling function while giving exact train operation information to public. This is done with the assistance from ICTA.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 04:27
 
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