Elevated Expressway to be partially ready by January 2020: Minister
The first phase of Dhaka Elevated Expressway the project covering Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) to Banani rail crossing will be completed by January, 2020, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
The second and third phase of the 19.73 kilometers expressway from Banani rail crossing to Moghbazar rail crossing and from Moghbazar rail crossing to Kutubkhali on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway will be completed by March, 2022, Quader told journalists on Tuesday while visiting the site of the public-private partnership project (PPP) in Kawla, adjacent to HSIA. Quader, also the General Secretary of ruling Awami League, said a total of 1333 piles, 302 pile-caps, 83 cross-beams, 187 columns have been completed. Construction of 128 more columns has been completed partially, he added.
Bangladesh Bridges Authority Chief Engineer Kazi Md Ferdous and Dhaka Elevated Expressway PPP Project Director A H M Shakhawat Akhter were present, among others, during the visit.
The 19.73-kilometer Dhaka Elevated Expressway project is being implemented at a cost of Taka 8,940.18 crore. It will start from Shahjalal airport and end at Kutubkhali via Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Moghbazar-Kamalapur-Sayedabad-Jatrabari.