Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday announced that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the metro rail services on the Agargaon-Motijheel route in Dhaka on October 20.
A rally will be held at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital at 3pm on October 20, marking the inauguration, the minister said while exchanging views with journalists at the conference room of the Road, Transport and Bridges Ministry in the Secretariat.
Meanwhile, the 11.5 km stretch of Dhaka Elevated Expressway, from Kawla to Farmgate, will be opened on September 2. On this occasion, a rally will be held at the old trade fair ground in Dhaka’s Agargaon.
The construction work of the northern route of MRT Line 5 will be inaugurated on September 16, Quader also said.
On October 28, a rally will be held in Chattogram’s Anwara upazila to mark the inauguration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will virtually inaugurate 140 bridges, 12 overpasses across the country from the newly-constructed Sarak Bhaban in Dhaka on October 22. A vehicle inspection centre will also be inaugurated at the same time.
Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Uttara-Agargaon segment of metro rail on December 28 and the following day the electric overhead city train service was open to public.
The project work started on June 26, 2016. It is being implemented at an estimated cost of Tk 334.72 billion with the financial and technical assistance from Japan government. The total project is scheduled to end in 2025.
Source: The Daily SUN.