Prime Minister Scheduled to Inaugurate Airport-Farmgate Elevated Expressway Part Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is about to formally open the eagerly anticipated Hazrat Shahjalal Worldwide Airport to Farmgate part of the elevated expressway. The inauguration ceremony will happen at 3:30 pm on the previous commerce truthful floor in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, in keeping with AHMS Akter, the undertaking director of Dhaka Elevated Expressway.

The newly opened part, spanning roughly 11.5 kilometers, options 15 ramps for entry. Notably, two ramps at Banani and Mohakhali will initially stay closed. The expressway may have a most velocity restrict of 60 kilometers per hour. To make sure security, three-wheelers, bicycles, and pedestrians might be prohibited from utilizing the expressway, whereas motorbikes may even be briefly restricted.

The highway transport and bridges ministry had beforehand established toll charges for the airport-Farmgate part, starting from Tk 80 to Tk 400. In its entirety, the elevated expressway covers a complete size of 46.73 kilometers, connecting Kawla, Kuril, Banani, Mohakhali, Tejgaon, Moghbazar, Kamalapur, Sayedabad, Jatrabari, and Kutubkhali on the Dhaka-Chattogram freeway.

Initially, autos touring on the expressway may have a velocity restrict of 60 kilometers per hour, permitting them to cowl the 11-kilometer distance from Hazrat Shahjalal Worldwide Airport to Farmgate in simply 10 minutes. The general size of this part, together with each the mainline and ramps, is 22.5 kilometers. 13 of the 15 ramps on this part might be open initially, with the Banani and Mohakhali ramps turning into operational as soon as their building is accomplished.

The undertaking’s estimated whole value is Tk 8,940 crore, with the Bangladesh authorities offering Tk 2,413 crore in viability hole funding. The investor firm, First Dhaka Elevated Expressway (FDEE) Firm Ltd, is a partnership between Italian Thai Growth Public Firm Ltd (51 p.c), China Shandong Worldwide Economic and Technical Co-operation Group (CSI) (34 p.c), and Sinohydro Company Ltd (15 p.c).

The undertaking’s first contract was signed on January 19, 2011, with a revised settlement inked on December 15, 2013. The initially stipulated undertaking completion interval is from July 2011 to June 2024. Development for the second part, from Banani Railway Station to Moghbazar Railway Crossing, is progressing quickly.”

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