The construction work of the 20-kilometre long metro rail began today.
The project is aimed to ease the perennial traffic congestion in Dhaka and provide an improved, faster, comfortable and environmentally-friendly means of public transportation. The estimated time to travel the 20km distance, from north end of Uttara to Motijheel, is 35 minutes.
However, following the Gulshan attack, Japanese bidders and consultants restrained from travelling to Bangladesh, owing to security concerns, which resulted in the delays of the construction work.
To know more about the construction work progress watch Star Live’s video.