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No plan for transport without RSTP

  • Published at 03:09 pm August 31st, 2016
  • Last updated at 03:10 pm August 31st, 2016
No plan for transport without RSTP
He said: “A number of agencies including Rajuk and city corporations will make plans at random to construct flyovers or such a road network which is not to be allowed from now.” The minister made the statement at a press conference at his secretariat office on Wednesday. “RSTP is an integrated transport plan for the next 20 years with a short term (2015-2020), middle term (2020-2025) and long term (2025-2035) policy to ensure a disciplined road and transport system for Dhaka,” Obaidul said. “If any government body would like to construct any infrastructure under the RSTP it would have to be approved by Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA). The authority will also supervise and coordinate the projects.” Recently different agencies have individually constructed some flyovers in the capital like Rajuk's Kuril flyover, Hanif flyover built by Dhaka South City Corporation, under construction Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, supervised by the Local Government Engineering Department The minister said: “Although RSTP is the master plan, it should be revised again after five years if needed.” As per the RSTP, the government will build large scale infrastructures, including five metro rails, two bus rapid transit routes, inner, outer, middle ring roads, eight radial roads, six elevated expressways and 21 transportation hubs, he continued. Construction work of the first metro rail (Mass Rapid Transit line 1) and Bus Rapid Transit have already been started with a plan to complete the project by December 2019. “All of the proposed infrastructures under construction may improve traffic management system,” Obaidul added.