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Dhaka will see different rail connectivity by 2030: PM

Update : 09 Feb 2023, 14:32

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (February 9) said Dhaka dwellers will witness different rail connectivity by 2030 to ease the traffic situation.

"InshaAllah, a different scenario will be established in Dhaka city by 2030 through the rail communication," she said, reports BSS.

The premier said this while inaugurating train movement from Rooppur, Shashidal and Joydebpur railway stations on the newly installed 69.20km rail track under three projects of Bangladesh Railway (BR).

Joining virtually the function from her official residence Ganabhaban here, she also said the government has introduced Metro Rail which will be extended from Uttara to Kamalapur in future.

"Not only on the overhead (elevated route), but also we are going to underground . . .," she said referring to the inauguration of construction works of the underground rail under MRT-I scheme.

"It (rail) will ease people's communication, movement and save fuel cost as well as many more. Traffic of Dhaka city will be eased," she said, adding that "We are formulating our plan in such way."  

With Railways Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujan in the chair, Railways Secretary Dr. Md. Humayun Kabir delivered the welcome address.

Acting High Commissioner of India Dr Binoy George also spoke.

A video documentary on the three projects of BR was screened at the function.

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