Elevated Expressway to open partially by 2020: Quader

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:15, Jun 18, 2019 | Updated : 18:16, Jun 18, 2019

Representational image The first phase of Dhaka Elevated Expressway the project covering Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to Banani rail crossing will be completed by January, 2020, said Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader.
The second and third phase of the 19.73 kilometers expressway from Banani rail crossing to Moghbazar rail crossing and from Moghbazar rail crossing to Kutubkhali on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway will be completed by March, 2022, Quader told journalists while visiting the site of the public-private partnership project (PPP) in Kawla, adjacent to the airport on Tuesday (Jun 18), reports BSS.
Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, said a total of 1333 piles, 302 pile-caps, 83 cross-beams, 187 columns have been completed. Construction of 128 more columns has been completed partially, he added.
Bangladesh Bridges Authority chief engineer Kazi Md Ferdous and Dhaka Elevated Expressway PPP project director A H M Shakhawat Akhter were present, among others, during the visit.
The 19.73-kilometer Dhaka Elevated Expressway project is being implemented at a cost of Taka 8,940.18 crore. It will start from Shahjalal airport and end at Kutubkhali via Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Moghbazar-Kamalapur-Sayedabad-Jatrabari.