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Sri Lanka - Highway Data

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Sri Lanka - Access

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Access to an all-season road

NA

 % of rural population

Within 2 kilometers (an estimated 20-minute walk) of a road that can be traveled by the prevailing means of transport all year round.

 

 

 

39% - 85%  

Total Number of Motor Vehicles

2,527,000

 

 

IATSS, Report on Accident Statistics in Sri Lanka, 2006

Data as of 2004

 

 

Motorized Vehicle "Ownership"

4.1%

% households

 

Sri Lanka Transport Sector Strategy Study, March 1997, page 74

1% population own cars. When the ownership of all private vehicles including vans, dual purpose vehicles, motor cycles, etc are taken into account, 4.3% of the population (19.3% of households) have access to private transport

 

 

Urban

NA

Rural

NA

Road Length - Total

91,907

km

 

2003 WDI

Data show the latest available data from 1995 to 2000.

 

 

Main Roads

27,248

km

Main roads include roads connecting cities and towns (e.g. national, regional, provincial) and are under national and regional/provincial governments.

Sri Lanka
Transport Sector Strategy Study, March 1997, page 85

Includes: Class A National Road(RDA): 4117 km;

Class B National Road (RDA): 6332; Class C&D Provincial Council: 14916

 

 

Classified Rural Roads

64,659

km

Classified rural roads – roads connecting villages with local government centers and main roads, under national or local governments.

NEEPRA Technical Annex T7594-AF

 

 

 

Other Rural Roads

NA

km

 

 

 

 

 

Road Density in terms of

 

 

The total road network includes (a) motorways, (b) highways, main or national roads, (c) secondary or regional roads, (d) urban roads and (e) rural roads (Glossary of Transport Statistics, 2003).

 

 

 

 

Population

4.7

Road km/1000 people

Kilometer length of total road network per 1,000 people.

Calculated based on road and population data

as a result of 91,907/ 19,625,384

2.8

0.6-6.5

Land

1,422

Road km/1000 sq km total land

Kilometer length of the total road network per 1,000 km2 of land area.

Calculated based on road and land data.

as the result of 270,565/130,170

745.4

 53-2,079

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Sri Lanka - Affordability

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Average Pump Price for Super Gasoline

0.88

US $/liter

 

GTZ

April 2007

0.90

0.68-1.01

Average Pump Price for Diesel Fuel

0.55

US $/liter

 

GTZ

April 2007

0.70

0.45-0.75

Spending on Transport Services

6.1%

 % HH Expenditure

Aggregate average of reported share of total urban household expenditure on transport services.

Sri Lanka Transport Sector Strategy Study, March 1997, page 74

 

 

3.27%-12%

Motor Fuel Tax

10

US $/gallon

 

Sri Lanka Transport Sector Strategy Study, March 1997, page 67

Rs per litre

 

 

Petrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diesel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual License Fees

$4.29

US $

 

Motor Vehicle Act, No. 634-11, 2nd November, 1999, Government Gazette (General).

Rs. 400 per driver license.

 

 

Vehicle Registration Fees

2.15 - 13.42

US $

 

Are Current User Charges in Roads Adequate?
Jayaweera, D.S.; Quoted from Sri Lanka Transport Sector Strategy Study Volume 1, March 1997

motor cycles Rs. 200; motor cars Rs. 1,250; tractors and trailers Rs. 500; buses and lorries Rs. 1,000; and driving licences Rs. 400. (1US $ = 93.16 SLRs)

 

 

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Sri Lanka - Quality

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Paved Roads

81%

 % of total roads

The length of all roads that are surfaced with crushed stone (macadam) and hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents with concrete or with cobblestones as proportion of the kilometer length of the total road network. The total road network includes (a) motorways, (b) highways, main or national roads, (c) secondary or regional roads, (d) urban roads and (e) rural roads. (Glossary of Transport Statistics, 2003).

Sri Lanka Statistics online

 

47%

23.7% - 81%

NA

% of 2 lane roads

 

 

 

 

34%

NA

% of 4 lane roads

 

 

 

 

1%-18%

Ratio of the Length of Built-Up Areas (without separate service lane for local/slow moving traffic) and Total Road Length (for main highways)

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sri Lanka - Technical Dimensions

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Logistic Cost (ratio)

NA

 

Defined as "average CIF (cost-insurance-freight)/FOB (free on board) ratio". The CIF price measures the cost of the imported item at the point of entry into the importing country, inclusive of the costs of transport, insurance, and handling costs. The FOB price measures the cost of an imported item at the point of shipment by the exporter, specifically as it is loaded on to a carrier for transport.

 

WB Logistics costs studies show the data for the South Asia Region: Cost for Customs Inspection and Clearance (US$/ton): Regional 0.07 -16.24; International: 5.94 -27.00.

 

 

Goods Transported Annually by Road

5.3 billion

tones/km-yr

 

TransPlan Database, University of Moratuwa.

Data as of 2003

 

 

Passenger Transported Annually by Road

66.9 billion

passenger/km-yr

 

TransPlan Database, University of Moratuwa.

17.8 billion by private transport, and 49.1 billion by public transport; Data as of 2003

 

 

Private

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Expenditures per km of Road Paved/Unpaved

NA

%

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Road Budget

$93 million

US $

 

RDA

Rs. 10,358  million.for RDA roads; Data as fo 2004

 

 

Annual Road Expenditure (Actual)

21

million ($)

 

RDA

Data as of 2004

 

 

Annual Maintenance Expenditure

15

million ($)

 

RDA 2003

 

 

 

Ratio of actual to required maintenance expenditure

58%

%

 

RDA 2003

 

 

 20%-57%

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Sri Lanka- Road Safety

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Annual Fatalities in Road Accidents

9.1

fatalities/10,000 vehicles

Number of fatalities from road motor vehicle accidents resulting in at least one person killed (with 30 days of the accident’s occurrence) per 10,000 road motor vehicles registered. Included in the accidents are: collisions between road vehicles, between road vehicles and pedestrians, between road vehicles and animals or fixed obstacles and with one road vehicle alone. Included are collisions between road and rail vehicles. Multi-vehicle collisions are counted as only one accident provided that any successive collisions happen at very short intervals (Glossary of Transport Statistics, 2003).

UNESCAP report "Status of Road Safety in Asia", 2006

 

 

6% - 85.6%

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