Metro rail to be operational on Dec 16, 2021: Quader

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 12:28, Jul 22, 2019 | Updated : 12:32, Jul 22, 2019

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader speaks to the media at the party president’s office in Dhanmondi on Saturday (Jun 15). FOCUS BANGLAThe much-awaited Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-6 would start its commercial journey from December 16 in 2021 on the occasion of the country’s Golden Jubilee of Independence, reports state-owned media agency BSS.

“Before commercial operation of the MRT Line-6, the civil work and trial run would be completed,” Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges’ Minister Obaidul Quader said at a function on Sunday (Jul 21).

Addressing a seminar ‘planned timeframe of metro rail construction at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), he said construction work of Mass-Rapid Transport (MRT) Line-6, the country’s first elevated metro rail system in Dhaka city, is going on in full swing aiming to be completed by the end of 2021.

Work on the 20-kilometre metro rail from Uttara to Motijheel is going on, as well as the 12-kilometres long first phase from Uttara to Agargaon.

The Road Transport and Highway Division had also awarded licenses to the Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) for operating the metro rail service.

In addition to this, four more MRT lines will also be constructed by 2030, said the minister, adding that underground, elevated railways along with elevated expressway would be connected into an integral unit.