Thursday, April 18, 2024

Metro rail can save Tk 3,500cr every year

The country’s first metro rail, once launched, will save around Tk 3,500 crore annually in terms of travel time and vehicle operation costs, metro rail authorities said. The electricity-run trains to be operated on the Uttara-Motijheel route – formally known as Mass Rapid Transit Line-6 or MRT Line-6 – will reduce the number of other ... 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

Involve experts on traffic system

Dhaka Metro Rail Involve experts on traffic system Suggests ex-chief engineer of Kolkata Metro Former chief engineer of Kolkata Metro Ashok Sengupta suggested the government involvement of a group of selected persons who have clear idea about the Dhaka’s roads and its traffic situation for establishment of metro rail in Dhaka city. “Selecting people is ... Read more

Metro to follow revised route

PM sees no damage to JS complex Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the modified metro rail route would not ruin the main architectural design of the parliament complex. Hasina told the weekly cabinet meeting that the modified route would not cut through the preserved area of the structural masterpiece designed by Louis I Kahn ... 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

Now Louis Kahn’s JS masterpiece at stake

Air force’s objection forces metro rail to change route; new proposal awaits PM’s approval; financier Jica yet to respond In the face of pressure from Bangladesh Air Force, the government has decided to change the course of the much-talked-about metro rail, and take it through the parliament complex. About 55 metres of land on the ... 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 ready to roll

Loan negotiations, detailed design next month After a hiccup over a partial change in the route, the $1.7 billion metro rail project has gained momentum as its major financier Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is set to start loan negotiations with the government next month. Experts will begin an exercise next month to prepare a ... Read more

Rapid bus route planned for city

Work starts early next year on 45-km Gazipur-Sadarghat double-lane route The government has planned to start work on a double-lane rapid bus route in the capital early next year to introduce an improved mass transportation service and ease the perennial traffic gridlock. The 45-kilometre long route, otherwise known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), has two ... Read more

Metro rail route faces modification

The communications ministry is going to modify a part of the first-phase route of Dhaka metro rail considering commuters’ convenience. The route from Uttara Third Phase to TSC of Dhaka University via Pallabi, Farmgate, Sonargaon Hotel will remain unchanged. From TSC, the route will divert towards Curzon Hall, the