Dhaka-Bhanga railway prone to be accomplished by March


Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Sunday visited the Dhaka-Bhanga part below the Padma Bridge rail hyperlink venture. – PID photograph

Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan stated on Sunday that he has made a brand new plan to run trains on the Dhaka-Bhanga (Faridpur) part below the Padma Bridge rail hyperlink venture from March 26, 2023.

If we miss the goal, this part can be prepared for prepare motion by June 2023, he stated whereas visiting the venture space.

Earlier the officers had deliberate to organize the part by December this 12 months.

The minister attributed the delay in planning to technical causes for shifting utility providers, delay in handing over the Mawa-Bhanga part to the rail venture and the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At current the Bangladesh Bridge Authority below the Bridge Division of the Ministry of Highway Transport and Bridges is implementing the Padma Bridge venture at a price of Rs 30,193 crore.

The bridge is to be opened within the final week of June this 12 months, Highway Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Kader stated lately.

The double-deck bridge has concrete street and railway slabs for street transport on the higher deck and prepare motion on the decrease deck.

Bangladesh Railways below the Ministry of Railways is establishing a 169-km-long rail hyperlink between Dhaka and Jashore with an funding of Rs 39,246.8 crore, which is one other fast-track venture.

Throughout his go to to the venture space, the Railway Minister stated on Sunday that the Padma bridge venture can be handed over to him in July this 12 months on the Mawa-Bhanga part.

Thereafter they had been aiming to get the Dhaka-Bhanga part prepared for prepare operation inside 26 March 2023.

Nurul Islam Sujan stated that the primary development work of the rail hyperlink venture began in 2019, whereas the tempo of the venture work had slowed down considerably as a result of unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thus far, the entire bodily progress of the venture is 57.5 per cent.

The venture is scheduled to be accomplished by thirtieth June, 2024 which began on 1st January 2016.

The Railway Minister stated on Sunday that the venture can be accomplished on time.

In early 2021, Railway Minister Nurul Islam Suzanne stated he hoped to run trains on the bridge on the identical time that the bridge can be opened for street transport.

The Minister was accompanied by Director Basic of Railways Dhirendra Nath Majumdar and different senior officers throughout his go to from Dhaka to Faridpur’s Bhanga station.


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