New route being built on Dhaka to Ctg-Sylhet...

Dhaka, Sunday   28 February 2021

New route being built on Dhaka to Ctg-Sylhet

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:03 PM, 29 January 2020   Updated: 02:19 PM, 29 January 2020

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To enter and exit in the capital Dhaka, a new route for the eastern part of the country, i.e., Chattogram and Sylhet will be constructed. As an alternative route, the Hatirjheel-Rampura Bridge-Banasree-Shekher Jayga-Amulia-Demra Highway (Chattogram Road Intersection and Tarab Link Highway) will be upgraded to four lanes.

The project that will be cost at Tk 1,209.60 crore was approved on Tuesday at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). 

The project is named as ‘Public-Private Partnership (PPP) based on Hatirjheel-Rampura Bridge-Banasree-Shekher Jayga-Amulia-Demra Highway to upgrade four lanes.’ It will be implemented by the Roads and Highways Department (RHD).  

The implementation time has been fixed between January 2020 to December 2024.

With the implementation of the project, people of Tejgaon, Rampura, Hatirjheel, Gulshan and Badda areas will be able to travel from Dhaka to Sylhet Highway and Chattogram Highway in a very short time. In addition, they will be able to enter the capital within a short time without using Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover. 

RHD says Jatrabari and Saidabad are the main routes for all vehicles of Chattogram and Sylhet divisions to enter and exit the capital. By introducing the alternative routes, the four-lane upgrade project of Rampura-Amulia-Demra-Chattogram Raod based on PPP will have a viable role to reduce traffic congestion. 

The road will connect Dhaka city with the country’s most important road network, National Highways Dhaka-Chattogram (N-1) and Dhaka-Sylhet (N-2).

It was also mentioned that the PPP project has been launched to meet the increasing transportation demand of the two national highway corridors in Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Sylhet and to create an access-controlled expressway to create new options for entering and exiting Dhaka city.