EOM&M Division
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Ministry of Highways & Road Development

The Ministry of Highways & Road Development is the apex organization in Sri Lanka for the Highways & Road Development sector. It is responsible for the formulation of policies, programmes and projects in regard to the subjects of Highways and all subjects ..

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Road Development Authority

The Road Development Authority (RDA) is the premier highway authority in the country and is responsible for the maintenance and development of the National Highway Network, comprising the Trunk (A) and Main (B) roads and the planning, designing and construction of new highways, bridges and expressways to augment ..

 
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EOM&M Division

Expressway Operation Maintenance and Management Division under the Road Development Authority is highly responsible for the maintenance and management operations of the expressway network in Sri Lanka. EOM&M Division is doing its' operations under six main sections.

 
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Is it required to introduce congestion charges for Sri Lankan Expressways ?

The undue traffic congestions that have been taken place along Main & Secondary Highways, Sub urban road networks experience severe congestion during peak hours (morning, afternoon & evening). Today the congestion is causing unbearable delays, excessive emissions of gasses along with increasing of user costs.


Current status has revealed that most of vehicles which are normally utilizing the national highways during peak hours have selected the expressway network to save their journey time.


Tolling systems currently available in the expressway network in operation are as follows.

E-01 : Southern Expressway : Manual Toll collection (MTC)
E-02 : Outer circular Highway : Manual Toll collection (MTC)
E-03 : Colombo-Katunayake Expressway : MTC & Electronic Toll Collection (ETC)
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Electronic Toll Collection System (ETC) - Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

Electronic toll collection (ETC) aims to eliminate the delay on expressway by collecting user fee electronically. ETC determines whether the cars passing are enrolled in the program, electronically debits the accounts of registered car owners and open gates automatically without requiring them to stop.


The payment of the user fee of Colombo-Katunayake Expressway(E03) now can be done electronically using the new Electronic Toll Collection System called "ETC".


This facility is available only in Colombo-Katunayake Expressway(E03).







Road Safety

Driving on expressways is easiest and comfortable. Drivers travel at a much higher speed than on normal roads. Drivers who have never driven on the expressways will find it a new experience.

"In case of any emergency, Call 1969"

Drivers need to be on alert and positive in any emergency encountered while driving on expressways. Safe driving requires clear judgment, concentration and ability to react to what is happening on the road. Alcohol and other drugs affect a driver's skills, mood and most importantly behavior, putting the driver at great risk of crashing. So the driver must not use alcohol or other drugs before or while driving. Follow the rules and regilations for faster, safer and secure journey.

Tiredness significantly weaken driving even if the driver does not feel sleepy. Pull over when feeling tired. It could save your life or someone else's.

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