Puttalam-Mannar Road opens today
The Puttalam-Mannar Road renovated by the engineering division of the
Navy at a cost of Rs. 1,000 million will be opened this morning by
Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa (MP).
The width of this road is 9 metres. In the early stage only heavy
vehicles will be permitted to ply along this road. Accordingly the
distance from Puttalam to Mannar via Medhawachchiya route is 185
kilometres. The distance from Puttalam to Mannar via Puttalam-Mannar
Road is only 105 kilometres.
The distance to Jaffna through Puttalam-Mannar route shorten by 150
kilometres and the travel time declines by four hours. At the same time
the travel distance to Mannar from Puttalam via Puttalam-Mannar route
shortens by 70 kilometres therefore the travelling time declines by one
and half hours or two hours.