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Quader: Chittagong also to have metro rail service

  • Published at 02:29 pm October 27th, 2019
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File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Courtesy

Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said a feasibility study will be conducted soon in this regard

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said, after Dhaka, the port city of Chittagong will also boast a metro rail network.

“It is good news for the residents of Chittagong that the government has taken an initiative to construct three lines of metro rail,” he said on Sunday.

The minister was inaugurating and unveiling plaques of seven development projects at Sarak Bhaban in Agrabad area of Chittagong, reports UNB.

Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said a feasibility study will be conducted soon in this regard.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed him to start the feasibility study of the mass rapid transit (MRT) lines, and he has asked all concerned to begin it soon.

Of them, the length of the MRT line-1 will be of 26.5km, from Kalurghat to Airport, while that of MRT line-2 13.5km from City Gate to Nimtala, and the length of the MRT line-3 will be of 14.5km, from Oxygen crossing to Firingibazar and Panchliash to AK Khan.

The project cost is estimated at Tk 1,545 crore.

The projects which were inaugurated include four lanes of Chittagong-Rangamati Highway from Hathazari to Raujan, office-cum inspection bungalow of Fatikchhari road sub-division, electronic toll system and weighing scale of Shah Amanat Bridge and 31.82m PC Girder Bridge on Chittagong-Kaptai regional highway.

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