Cabinet approval to carry out feasibility studies

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Second phase of elevated four lane highway from Rajagiriya to Athurugiriya

 

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By Sandun A . Jayasekara   

Cabinet approval was given to carry out feasibility studies and consultancy services  for the second phase of the elevated four lane highway from the New Kelaniya Bridge to Rajagiriya.   
Cabinet has granted its initial approval for the project last year. The highway is to connect Battaramulla, Malabe, Athurugiriya and the Outer Circular Highway.   


Soon after, approval was granted to invite Request for Proposals (RFPs) on a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis. The second phase of the project will concentrate on the area from Rajagiriya to Athurugiriya.   


The Cabinet of Ministers then granted approval on 2017 to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study which is acceptable to the International Financial Agencies.   


The Cabinet Appointed Consultants Procurement Committee (CACPC) approved the documents for inviting Request for Proposals (RFPs) and the evaluation criteria on procuring of a consultancy firm to carry out the said feasibility study.   


The CACPC at its meeting held on October last year approved the firms chosen by the CACPC and decided to go in for further negotiations. The private company chosen by the Committee was thereafter approved at a sum of Rs. 98,734,786.  


 Advertisements published regarding the project stated that the construction period was 30 months and that they were expected to charge a toll fee to recover their investment.     

 

The private company chosen by the Committee was thereafter approved at a sum of Rs. 98,734,786