Colombo Traffic light signals to be operated automatically from today

The traffic light signals at several roads in Colombo will be automatically operated from today as a pilot project to reduce traffic congestion in Colombo, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

Earlier, the police said that a survey for updates on all traffic light signals would be carried out aiming at reducing traffic congestion in Colombo.

Accordingly, police officers will not be deployed to manually control traffic in those locations from 6 a.m today.

DIG Rohana said the updated traffic light signals at Panadura, Moratuwa, Katubedda, Angulana, Borupana, Belek Kade, Maliban and Templer’s Road Junctions, the Dehiwala flyover and the William Grinding Mill Junction on the Galle Road will be automatically operated.

“The pilot programme will be enforced at the Kesbewa Junction, Jaliyagoda along the Piliyandala Bypass Road, Bokundara, Boralesgamuwa, Raththanapitiya, Pepiliyana and Kohuwala junctions along the Colombo-Horana Road, he said.

Also, traffic light signals at Malabe, Koswatta, Battaramulla, Ethul-Kotte and Rajagiriya junctions along the Malabe Road and Thalawathugoda and Palam Thuna Junctions along the Kottawa-Battaramulla Road will be operational.

The Spokesman said that signal lights at the Kimbulawala Junction along the Thalawathugoda-Nugegoda Road, Kelanitissa, Orugodawatte, Ingram, Dematagoda, Welikada Prisons, Borella, DS, Cemetery, Police Garage, Kirimandala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Park Road and Polhengoda Junctions on the Baseline Road, Thorana Junction on the Kandy Road and the Mahabage Junction on the Negombo Road will be automatically functioned.


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