The long-awaited moment arrived today as the renovated railway line from Anuradhapura to Omantai was officially inaugurated for public transportation. The project, made possible through an upgrade initiative funded by an Indian line of credit, has transformed the 48.5 km Anuradhapura-Vavuniya line into a modern and efficient transportation route.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena, while announcing the launch, highlighted the significant improvements made to the railway line. Notably, air-conditioned luxury carriages were introduced during the test run, allowing passengers to enjoy a comfortable journey at a remarkable speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
The upgrade project has not only enhanced the overall infrastructure of the railway line but has also contributed to improving the connectivity and convenience for commuters. The introduction of air-conditioned carriages brings a touch of luxury to the travel experience, ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable journey for passengers.
The Anuradhapura to Omantai railway line upgrade project marks a significant milestone in the region’s transportation sector. The collaboration between Sri Lanka and India has not only strengthened bilateral ties but has also paved the way for enhanced connectivity and improved transportation options for the public.