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Quader: Dhaka-Sylhet highway to be upgraded to four lane soon

  • Published at 06:41 pm June 26th, 2019
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader
File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Dhaka Tribune

Other highways are also being upgraded

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the development work to upgrade the Dhaka-Sylhet highway into a four-lane one will begin soon.

The minister came up with the announcement while responding to a query in the parliament on Wednesday, reports BSS.

He said the Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Mymensingh highways have already been turned into four lanes, and work to similarly upgrade the Dhaka-Tangail highway is almost over.

Currently, work on upgrading the Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga and Elenga-Hatikumrul-Rangpur highways into four-lane ones is continuing, Quader added.

A feasibility study and the detailed design of the development work on the country's 1,752km of highways have already been completed under a project titled "Sub-regional road transport project preparatory facilities".

The minister informed the House that there are around 21,595km of highways across the country under the Roads and Highway Department.