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Mujib Year: Dummy coaches for metro rail to be displayed in March

  • Published at 05:45 pm February 17th, 2020
Dummy coaches of metro rail
Dummy coaches of metro rail Collected

People will have an opportunity to get firsthand experience of riding on a metro rail

Dummy coaches of metro rail will be on public display on March 17, as part of a celebration to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, officially termed as “Mujib Borsho” or Mujib Year.

A mock up coach was brought out from a container at the Metro rail depot in Uttara's Diabari on Monday.

The replica coach will be on display to let exhibitors and general people know how the metro rail will function in the country.

The replicas of the projected metro rail for the capital will be on display at Information and Exhibition Centre of metro rail in a depot at Uttara.

The metro rail will be opened for commuters on December 16, 2021, as part of the 50th Victory Day celebrations. 

People will have an opportunity to get firsthand experience of riding on a metro rail. They can also get lessons from metro rail instructors about how to ride metro rails as it is the first of its kind in Bangladesh.

Commuters can get detailed ideas of how to ride on the metro rail, how to get entry and exit, how to get tickets and so on from the exhibition, they added.

The Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), a government-owned company, is implementing the 20.1km long metro rail project. MRT line 6 will connect Uttara and Motijheel through Mirpur, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Agargaon, Farmgate, Karwan Bazar and Shahbagh.

“Around 60,000 passengers will be able to move, in an hour, by using the metro rail. 

In 2021, an estimated 500,000 people will commute by MRT Line 6 every day,” officials said.

Commuters will be able to travel the entire distance in less than 40 minutes at an average speed of 100kmh. Movement by metro rail is expected to reduce traffic gridlock drastically in Dhaka.