Subway to be built for Dhaka city

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 11:15, Aug 03,2018


Obaidul Quader. — Focusbangla file photo

An initiative to build a subway to increase the capacity of public transport in capital Dhaka is underway.

Road Transport and Bridges Ministry of Bangladesh and the consultation body of Spain TYPSA inked a contract at a city hotel to this effect while road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader was in the chair.

The TYPSA is set to examine probability of four routes - first one from Tongi to Narayanganj (Link road), second one ranging from Aminbazar to Sayedabad, third one from Gabtali to Sayedabad and fourth one starting from Rampura to Sadarghat--- across the city.

In the first phase of subway, the government has planned to construct two roads -- the first and second ones -- ranging around 51 kilometers that will cost around $5.62 billion.

Chief engineer ofBridges department Kabir Ahmed and founding director of TYPSA Antonio Rodiguez put their signatures on the contract papers.

Senior secretary of the Bridges Department Khandakar Anwarul Islam was, among others, present.

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