The bodily work of the nation’s first underground metro rail is anticipated to start in June, because the authorities have nearly accomplished obligatory preparatory work for this venture.
Feasibility examine and all obligatory surveys had been executed. Japan agreed to supply mushy mortgage for the Tk 52,561.43-crore venture. Round 65 % work for drawing element design was additionally completed final month, mentioned officers.
In addition to, bidding paperwork for hiring contractors are nearly prepared. The bidding course of is anticipated to take three to 4 months, they mentioned.
“We’re hopeful of beginning the bodily work inside this June,” mentioned MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Firm Ltd (DMTCL), the implementing company of the venture.
As soon as the rail line, formally generally known as Mass Speedy Transit Line-1 or MRT-1, is accomplished, it will be capable of carry eight lakh passengers day by day. The rail line is anticipated to be executed in 2026.
The 31.24km MRT Line-1 could have two components — round 19.87km from Hazrat Shahjalal Worldwide Airport to Kamalapur with 16.4km underground traces and round 11.36km elevated traces from Notun Bazar to Purbachal.
It could have 19 stations, of which 12 could be underground and 7 elevated.
The MRT Line-1 can be second among the many six traces to be constructed within the capital and its adjoining areas to ease site visitors congestion and management environmental air pollution.
The federal government has taken up a plan to construct the 128.74km metro rail community — 67.56km elevated and 61.17km underground — with 104 stations inside 2030.
Development of the nation’s first ever metro rail line — MRT-6 — is now happening to attach Uttara Third Section with Motijheel with 20.10km elevated rail traces.
The venture witnessed 55.19 % progress until final month. The DMTCL is now working to increase the road as much as Kamalapur Railway Station from Motijheel.
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The federal government signed a mortgage settlement with Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company (Jica) in June 2017 for appointing a guide agency for element design and tender help.
The venture feasibility was executed in December 2018.
In October 2018, the DMTCL appointed NKDOS consortium for getting ready element design and tender paperwork.
The Govt Committee of the Nationwide Financial Council in October final yr authorized the venture to be applied inside September 2019 and December 2026.
Of the Tk 52,561.43 crore prices, the federal government will present Tk 13,111 crore and the Jica Tk 39,450 crore.
As per the plan, Airport-Kamalapur route has 12 underground stations — on the airport, Terminal-Three of the airport, Khilkhet, Jamuna Future Park, Notun Bazar, Uttar Badda, Badda, Hatirjheel East, Rampura, Malibagh, Rajarbagh and Kamalapur.
The Purbachal half could have stations at Notun Bazar, Bashundhara, Police Officers’ Housing Society, Mastul, Purbachal West, Purbachal Centre and Purbachal East.
The depot could be established at Pitalganj in Narayangaj’s Rupganj. The Notun Bazar station would function an interchange.
The DMTCL authorities had a plan to begin the bodily work in December. However they needed to change the plan because of the Covid-19 pandemic, MAN Siddique mentioned.
He mentioned they’re now finalising the tender paperwork earlier than sending it to Japan for approval inside this month.
In the meantime, the authorities have began land acquisition for constructing depot and depot’s entry highway in Rupganj’s Pitalganj and Brahmankhali moujas. A complete of 93 acres of land could be acquired for the aim, in response to the venture paperwork.