Thursday, July 18, 2019 | ePaper
57 new rail bridges nearing completion
Ctg-Dohazari rail line to get new life very shortly
Chattogram BureauÂ :
Chairman of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) Abdus Salam speaking at the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between CDA and Bangladesh Army at Radisson Blu Auditorium yesterday.
The construction of 52 new rail bridges under Chittagram -Dohazari Rail line Modernisation project out of 57 ongoing have been completed in the meantime. The worksÂ of the remaining 5 bridgesÂ Â is progressing in full swing.
Â Additional Chief Engineer of Railway , East ZoneÂ and Bridge Project Director Md.Golam Mustaf told the mediaÂ that the whole bridge modernisation project of Tk.232 crores is expected to be completed by end of current fiscal. Railway sources saidÂ following the construction of new rail bridges beside the century old old bridges of Chattogram -Dohazari rail track, train accidents will be declinedÂ Â by maximum extents. Sources said due to old railway track and tottering bridgesÂ in this route, often experiencing rail accident and furnace oil laden tank lorry . While visiting the some areas of railway track in Patiya and Boalkhali section, beside new rail track, construction of new bridges undergoing in full swing aimedÂ at completing the project work by June next.Â Mentionable that the project for modernisation of Chattogram -Dohazar rail lineÂ taken in hand about 9 years ago and maximum portions completed in the meantime and the station renovation works still hanging.
Â In separate project, the works of new rail bridgesÂ are undergoing . The Project Director and Additional Chief EngineerÂ further saidÂ the project for constructing 57 new rail bridges from Solashar station to Dohazari station taken in hand 2014Â at a cost of Tk.232 crores. Out of the totalÂ 57 bridges, the works of 52 already completed nd the ramainingÂ works of 5 bridges will be completedÂ by June next.
Meanwhile, the works of Dohazar -Coxsbazar railway lineÂ launched recently during the tennure of present governmentÂ and before undergoing the project works, the century oldÂ old track and bridges will be replaced on priority basis , sources said.