PM opens country’s first-ever expressway. 3rd Karnaphuli Bridge approach road, 25 bridges also exposed

PM opens country’s first-ever expressway. 3rd Karnaphuli Bridge approach road, 25 bridges also exposed

Third Karnaphuli Bridge approach road, 25 bridges also exposed

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  • Dhaka
  • Publish- March 12, 2020, 11:54 have always been
  • Update- March 12, 2020, 03:15 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga superhighway, the country’s first-ever access-controlled expressway that somewhat improved the street connectivity amongst the capital plus the country’s south and region that is southwestern.

The Prime Minister started the eye-catching that is 55-kilometre expressway to traffic through videoconferencing from her formal residence Ganobhaban.

She additionally exposed the approach that is six-lane associated with the 3rd Karnaphuli Bridge (Shah Amanat Setu), and newly-constructed 25 bridges in Khulna, Barishal and Gopalganj road areas.

The 8-km approach road ended up being built beneath the third Karnaphuli Bridge Construction (revised) Project, while 25 bridges were built underneath the Western Bangladesh Bridge Improvement venture.

The Jatrabari-Mawa-Bhanga expressway on Dhaka-Khulna Highway launched an era that is new of connectivity between your capital and south and southwestern areas of the united states, reducing the travel time by a number of hours.

The expressway, having two solution lanes, five flyovers, 19 underpasses, two interchanges, four railway over-bridges, four big bridges, transgender dateing 25 tiny bridges and 54 culverts, ended up being built to make certain uninterrupted motion of cars utilizing the southern components of the united states.

The individuals of 22 districts when you look at the country’s south and southwestern area, including Munshiganj, will straight be benefited through the expressway that is modern.

Addressing the big event, the Prime Minister stated, “It’s the first-ever access-controlled expressway where there’s no traffic crossing system. The cars can go uninterruptedly. ”

She stated her federal government has relentlessly been trying to enhance the interaction system into the whole nation developing the us government during 2009.

“We’re building an interaction community through the nation that will produce scopes for further development of the united states as well as its people, ” said Hasina.

Later on, the Prime Minister exchanged views because of the stakeholders of this task areas in various districts through the videoconferencing.

Commuters could possibly get the complete benefit of the expressway when the 6.15-km Padma Bridge is completed because it will link the two components — 35-km Jatrabari intersection to Mawa and 20-km Panchar to Bhanga -– of the expressway. The us government has prepared to open up the country’s bridge that is longest for traffic by June 2021.

It now takes 5-7 hours to attain Faridpur from Dhaka making use of the road that is two-lane which witnesses nagging traffic congestions at different points, and ferries in Mawa.

Nevertheless the journey will likely not unnecessarily be much much longer as a result of traffic gridlock and slow-moving cars as the expressway had been designed with managed access.

Two solution lanes are maintained both edges associated with the expressway for slow-moving vehicles making sure that fast automobiles can go uninterruptedly.

The expressway ended up being built at a high price of Tk 11,003.90 crore taking into consideration the next traffic that is 20-year on the road, which is the main Asian Highway, linking Dhaka and Kolkata through the Benapole edge and making worldwide journey much more comfortable.

The roadways and Highways Department and Bangladesh Army underneath the guidance for the path Transport and Highways Division applied the expressway task which was authorized by Ecnec in 2016.

The expressway task ended up being implemented 3 months ahead of the time that is stipulated of 2020.

Now it shall just take just 30-40 mins in place of couple of hours to go to Dhaka from Mawa as you will have no traffic jam regarding the expressway.

Handling the introducing event, path Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said, “Today, the united states’s road interaction will probably notice a radical change utilizing the opening regarding the country’s first-ever expressway.

“Now it’ll take just thirty minutes for commuters to achieve Mawa from Dhaka making use of the expressway and it’ll just take just 45 mins to attain Bhanga from Dhaka after the construction of Padma Bridge is finished, ” he stated.

“It’s an extremely road that is eye-catching. We think, it’ll outshine many roads that are attention-grabbing Europe, ” said the trail Transport and Bridges Minister.

Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed additionally spoke during the function, carried out by PM’s Principal Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus.

Path Transport and Highways Division Secretary Md Nazrul Islam produced presentation on development works.

May 08, 2020

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