Feasibility Study for the Construction of Railway

Feasibility Study for the Construction of Railway

The Matara to Beliatta Section of Track (28 km) will be completed at the end of 2018, and the commercial operations will commence, section by section, in 2018. Cabinet of Ministers can now approve construction of railway (47 km) from Beliatta to Hambantota on Build-Operate – Transfer (BOT) Basis. A feasibility study has been done under Korean Government financing in 1991. The study has identified following business potential for the railway Line from Matara to Kataragama.

    1. Passenger Railway carrying 3.3 million Passenger/year.
    2. Travel Time 1 hr. & 45 minutes. At commercial speed of 63 km/h.
    3. 45% seasonal passenger Demand of 800,000 devotes
    4. 17,000 tons of freight/year (without Hambantota Port)

The Hambantota Port commenced its full operations in 2012. The port requires rail connectivity too. The capacity of the port can be expanded to cater the increasing demands in freight.

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Tender Eligibility : As per the EOI documents
Line Ministry : Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
Line Agency : Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
Project Site : Beliatta to Hambantota
Issuance of tender document : Director (procurement) at Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Sethsiripaya.
Estimated Project Cost : Not Mentioned.
Tender Closing Date : 27/09/2018
Tender Code : VBS/TD/30082018/Y_6

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