Saturday, June 15, 2024

Dhaka metro rail formal test run started

Bangladesh’s first ever metro train service has started its test run on the viaduct in the capital. The formal test run started from Uttara at 11:54am. on sunday after Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the event by waving a green flag at the depot in Dhaka’s Diabari.. The minister told reporters that ... Read more

Metro rail project to get underway

Ministry expects no further delay, hopes to finish by 2019 The metro rail project has finally gathered momentum after nearly three-year delay over change of route with the government deciding to appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed design of the metro rail from Uttara third phase to Motijheel. Several international companies that have been ... Read more

Metro railway project hits snag

Delay in JICA loan signing feared The proposed elevated metro railway project in the capital with Japanese financial assistance has hit a snag as the communications ministry is yet to get approval for it from the ministry of planning, officials said. The delay in getting approval from the planning ministry is attributed to bureaucratic exercise ... Read more

Metro Rail Project: Air force concern unfounded

Experts object to its route change proposal; financier upset with delay, change Bangladesh Air Force’s objection to the Bijoy Sarani portion of the proposed 22-km metro rail on a plea that it will hinder the operation of Tejgaon airfield is unfounded, experts have said. The experts also rejected an alternative route, suggested by the air ... Read more

Save JS complex from metro route

Architects, environmentalists ask govt, suggest relocation of military sites from city¬† The air force’s pressure to realign the proposed metro rail route through Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban premises is not acceptable, leading architects and city planners said at a media briefing in the capital yesterday. They instead demanded relocation of all military installations from the core ... Read more

Metro rail stops at air force red signal

Bijoy Sarani link seen as risky for security; financier Jica upset; meeting adjourned for today Construction of the much anticipated metro rail looks uncertain as the government might bring another modification in its alignment in the face of the air force’s objection to the current alignment running across Bijoy Sarani. Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), ... Read more

Metro rail project hits a snag because of clearance problem

JICA wants all procedure to be completed by next month The communications ministry is facing an uphill task to make progress in the proposed metro rail as the air force again refused to give clearance for the mega transport project worth US$ 1.7 billion. Officials of the ministry said the air force under the ministry ... Read more