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Akkaraipattu – Kalmunai road to be renovated

The Akkaraipattu – Kalmunai road to be renovated.  Picture by Addalaichenai Central Corr.
The Akkaraipattu – Kalmunai road to be renovated. Picture by Addalaichenai Central Corr.

The section of the Akkaraipattu – Kalmunai main road leading from Addalaichenai to the Ampara – Akkaraipattu main road is to be developed under the ‘I Road Project’. The government is implementing the I Road Project to improve the connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centres by improving the transport efficiency on selected national, provincial, and local roads.

In the first stage of the programme, the road is to be widened and carpeted. The contract for the project has been awarded to a private contractor. The farming community expressed their gratitude to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for launching the project. Thousands farmer families use this road on a daily basis. The road has not been repaired for a long time and is filled with potholes, inconveniencing both motorists and pedestrians.