After Padma Bridge, Dhaka Metro is one of the biggest mega projects in Bangladesh. It is expected that the communication conditions of Dhaka will change a lot. As the subject is very important, an article is given on this. How come I didn’t see the Dhaka Metro Rail.
Dhaka Metro Rail Paragraph
On December 18, 2012, one of the priorities of the Bangladesh government, the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project, i.e. the Metro Rail Project, was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). The total cost of this 20.10 km long project is estimated to be 21 thousand 985 crore 59 lakh taka. Out of this, JICA will give Tk 16 thousand 594 crores 48 lakh as project support. According to the project plan, if the metro rail is opened from Uttara to Motijheel, it will be possible to transport 60,000 passengers per hour from both directions.
The first phase of the metro rail system will run 24 trains per day. The trains will run daily from 6 am to 11 pm. Each train will have six coaches. It will be possible to transport 1 thousand 696 passengers in one train. Among them, 942 people can sit, the rest can stand. A train will stay at a station for 40 seconds. Passengers can board the train by stairs, escalators or elevators from the sidewalk. Each pillar of the metro rail will have a diameter of two meters, the base of the underground section will be three meters and the height will be 13 meters. The distance from one pillar to another will be 30 to 40 meters. The pillar will have two parallel and side by side rails and the width of the lines will be about 9.1 m.
However, according to the latest survey by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), increasing transport demand in Dhaka will require speedy construction of metro rail on three routes, along with opening of another route. Metro rail should be started on Tongi-Uttara-Bimanbandar road-Pragti Sarani-Malibagh-Outer ring road-Kamalapur-Syedabad-Jatrabari-Narayanganj route from Joydevpur intersection. JICA conducted a study on transport system for Dhaka city till 2050.