Metro Rail's last girder to be placed today

FE REPORT | Thursday, 27 January 2022

The entire Dhaka Metro Rail elevated structure is set to be viewed from Uttara to Motijheel as the last girder of the Mass Rapid Transit Line 6 (MRT 6) will be placed on Thursday.

Sources said the last girder will be placed near the point of the Jatiya Press Club at around 11am making the whole 20.1 kilometres long metro rail structure visible.

They also said though the placement of the last girder is a milestone development of the Tk 219. 85 billion project, another shift of the MRT 6 is expected in next April by completing rail track placement work.

Officials said civil work of the project has been progressing on schedule with the target to launch the first half of the metro rail from Uttara to Agargaon by December this year.

According to progress report till December last year, 74 per cent overall progress was recorded by completing 90 per cent work from Uttara to Agargaon and 73 per cent from Agargaon to Motijheel.

Work on electric and mechanical system, depot equipment purchase and rolling stock was also completed by 71 per cent.

Except Uttara station, concourse roof, platform roof and steel roof structure of eight other stations of the first half km metro rail have been completed.

Officials said 98 span were installed from Uttara to Agargaon while 151 from Agargaon to Motijheel to develop the elevated structure.

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