Traffic restrictions due to May Day movements; Borella, Maradana, Narahenpita among roads affected

Traffic restrictions due to May Day movements; Borella, Maradana, Narahenpita among roads affected

Traffic restrictions due to May Day movements; Borella, Maradana, Narahenpita among roads affected

Written by Staff Writer

01 May, 2016 | 9:03 am

Police Headquarters announced that a number of roads in Colombo will be closed on Sunday in view of May Day rallies and meetings. A communique issued by Police Headquarters states that flow of traffic along certain roads in Colombo will be limited.

The Pradeepa Mawatha, the road from Jumma Masjid Junction to Sangaraja Roundabout in Maligawatte will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on the May 1.

Baseline road spanning from Dematagoda junction to Borella Junction, and from the Narahenpita junction to  High Level Road, will be closed from 1 p.m. to 6 in the evening.

The road from the Stafford colour lights to the traffic lights at the Dickman’s Road will be closed from 2 p.m. to 6 in the evening.

Police stated that Park Road, Baseline road, Sarana Road junction to the Old Road, and to the Anderson junction will be closed from 12.30 in the afternoon to 3 p.m.

A number of other roads are also due to be closed today.

Alternate routes have been introduced for the 138 bus route from fort, Kottawa, Homagama and High level road and long distance bus services after 12 noon.

The Thunmulla, Baudhaloka Mawatha, Cemetery Roundabout, Baseline road, Narahenpita, Nawala Junction and the High Level Road is to be used.

Police Headquarters noted that buses travelling on the 120/125 routes from Horana, Kesbewa, Piliyandala and Ingiriya should move to the Dehiwala road from Thunmulla, Baudhaloka Mawatha, Duplication Road, Galle Road, Pepiliyana, should join the Piliyandala road from Dehiwala.

The Ministry of Highways and Higher Education says that those travelling along the expressways will not be charged from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Ministry stated that this decision was reached upon instructions given by the President.

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