EOM&M Division


E02 - Outer Circular Highway (OCH)


  • Gateway to the MiracleThe outer Circular Highway is located in the Colombo Metropolitan Region and passes through two administrative districts, namely Colombo and Gampaha
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Tariff Schedule

The Outer Circular Highway (OCH) is located in the Colombo Metropolitan Region and passes through two administrative districts, namely Colombo and Gampaha. This highway runs around 20 km away from the City centre of Colombo, connecting radial routes and has a total length of 18.9 km. The northern end of the highway is located at Kadawatha on Colombo-Kandy (A001) road and the southern end is located at Kottawa on Colombo-Ratnapura-Wellawaya-Batticaloa (A004) road where Southern Expressway meets OCH.

The OCH is to be developed as a 4-lane Highway with provision for future expansion to 6-lanes. The design speed of the Highway is 100 kmph.


Benefits of Outer Circular Highway

  • To encourage foreign investors by reducing travel time by improving infrastructure facilities.
  • To minimise environmental impacts created by burning of fuel due to traffic congestion.
  • To encourage the development of current or future growth centres by providing connections in between.
  • Servicing of relatively short-distance trips between existing and future growth centres.
  • Quick development of interchange areas will increase property value and creation of new employment opportunities.

Control Centers & Management Offices

Since the Outer Circular Highway is not completed yet, Kottawa to Kothalawala section is also operating from Southern Expressway.




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