Govt plans to construct 128-km long railway network: Minister

News Desk
29 March 2021, Mon
Published: 09:14

Govt plans to construct 128-km long railway network: Minister

The government has taken a plan to construct a 128-km long railway network with an aim of reducing traffic gridlock in the capital and its adjacent areas.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader formally revealed this plan while attending an agreement signing ceremony of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) on feasibility study of southern part of metrorail-5, detailed design and tender assistance this morning.

“The government is planning to construct a total of 128-km long railway network including 61-km underground or subway rail and 67-km flyover integrated with six metro-rail in the city,” said the minister.
In this regard, an integrated plan implementation has already begun.

Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said formulation of detailed design for construction of Metro Rail-2 comprising flyover and underground railway is underway.

At the same time survey and primary design formulation is underway for construction of southern and northern parts of the metrorail-5 by 2028, he told the function, reports BSS.

On the other hand, he said, the initiative of constructing metro route-2 and metro route-3 is underway through public-private partnership (PPP) based on G to G by 2030. “The construction of metro-rail route-6 is going on in full swing."

The rail line installation inside the depot has already been completed and the rail line set up on 11-km long viaduct from Uttara to Agargaon is also in progress, the minister added.