SRI LANKA’S Longest Road Tunnel is now available for all The people Around the World.Nice and interesting place to watch because Ramboda fall and Ramboda pass is near there.
The project named Road Network Improvement Project focused on the improvement of the 54 km long Gampola-Nuwara Eliya road and 17 km long Gampola – Nawalapitiya road which are classified as (B13) and (A5) respectively in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
This 225-metre long tunnel is now the longest one in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s longest road tunnel, the Ramboda tunnel was opened yesterday by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a day ahead of the scheduled opening. The 225 metre-long tunnel which has been constructed preserving the scenic beauty of the surrounding environment is an alternative to Ramboda Pass.
The Ramboda Tunnel was officially opened by the President on Saturday (23rd). The tunnel, built as part of the Road Network Improvement Project, is a landmark in the development of the 54km long Gampola-Nuwara_Eliya road and the 17km long Gampola –Nawalapitiya road, classified as B13 and A5 respectively in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Kiyoshi Araki also attended the opening ceremony on Saturday.The 225 meter long tunnel is presently the longest in Sri Lanka. The Road Improvement Project was funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and implemented in collaboration with the Road Development Authority (RDA) of Sri Lanka.The Government of Japan provided 3,078 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs.3.1 billion) towards the construction of the Gmpola-Nuwara-Eliya ,Gamola-Nawalapitiya
Roads and the Ramboda Tunnel under its Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan scheme.The rehabilitation of these roads will facilitate easy access and faster mobility. It is also expected to contribute to improving commercial activities and social mobility resulting in better living standards and economic development in the area.
Still i couldnt go there but Hope to go Soon.
The Project took special care to preserve the scenic beauty of central Sri Lanka as it developed an alternative to the Ramboda Pass.