Institute for Planning and Development (IPD) has suggested reducing the fare of the metro rail from city's Uttara to Agargaon by 30 percent.
The suggestion was made at a virtual program in the city on Monday (December 26).
IPD Executive Director Professor Adil Muhammad Khan said, "Around 3.5 crore to 4 crore trips are made in Dhaka. Inaugurating of Metro Rail is a pioneering step to complete the speedy trips."
To observe the impact of metro rail, we have to wait till next year as the metro rail will run to Motijheel from Uttara on that time.
However, he put emphasis on the fare of metro rail. The fare should be within the reach of common people, otherwise there will be a possibility of fewer passengers, he added.
Adil Muhammad Khan suggested fixing half fare for the students. He also suggested no fare for the children under five years old.
Moreover, he advised the officials to introduce a multi-media integrated communication system in the metro station and creating a pedestrian-friendly environment around the station.
The first metro rail of the country is going to run from Wednesday (December 28).