MRT Line-6 construction starts

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PV Desk : The construction work of elevated viaducts (tracks) and station of the country’s first ever metro rail initiated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina kicked off here today to help reduce public sufferings.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today inaugurated the construction work of the first part of the elevated viaducts and nine stations of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-6 at Agargaon in the city.

“Through the construction of the stations and viaducts, we march further ahead in implementing the project. The development works of the depot is already going on,” he told a function as the chief guest.

The minister said construction of 12 kilometers of the overhead metro rail and nine stations from Uttara to Agargaon has started at a cost of Taka 4,230 crore, adding, “The JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) provided around Taka 16,600 crore as project assistance out of the total cost of Taka 22,000 crore.”

He said the project is being implemented in eight packages and tenders for all the packages have been completed in the meantime, adding, ” In the first phase, 12 kilometer flyover and Uttara-North, Uttara-Center, Uttara-South, Pallabi, Mirpur-11, Mirpur-10, Kazipara, Sherawapara and Agargaon stations will be constructed by 2019 and the construction works will be completed from Agargaon to Motijheel by 2020 in the second phase.”