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PM to open Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Thursday

PM to open Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Thursday

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PM to open Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Thursday
Oct 24

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The unqualified parts of the much-awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover will finally be opened to traffic simultaneously concerning Thursday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to entry the Kakrail-Malibagh, Rajarbagh-Mouchak, Rampura-Mouchak and Mouchak-Eskaton portions of the flyover through a videoconference at 12noon vis--vis Thursday, project director (PD) Susant Kumar Pal told UNB on the subject of Saturday.

He said the displeased construction perform going on for the flyover completed last month. "The Prime Minister has unadulterated us schedule to entre it re speaking October 26."

Once the Prime Minister inaugurates it, he said, every one of 8.7-km overpass, including the three portions already in operation, will be opened to traffic.

The roads beneath the flyover that got seriously dilapidated have already been renovated, bringing an amassed less to the colossal sufferings the commuters and residents of the areas have been going through for on four years.

The country's longest flyover drew criticism for repeatedly raising its project cost, deferring its implementation deadline and faulty designs.

Though the overpass has been built for unhindered vehicle charity, traffic signal lights have been installed at the Mouchak and Malibagh intersection of the flyover due to its faulty design.

Meanwhile, a passerby, Swapan of Kishoreganj's Pakundia upazila, was killed and two others slighted a real girder of the flyover collapsed in defense to Malibagh level-crossing concerning March 13 this year.

Aiming to ease traffic in one of the city's busiest areas, the construction goings-on a share upon the integrated Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project began in January 2013 plus a deadline to truthful it by June 2015.

On January 19 2016, the project timeframe has been lengthy by substitute 18 months till June 2017 as its length has been lengthy through redesigning of its structure to make it more usable for improvement traffic jam in the capital. But, the construction farm as well as missed the deadline, infuriating the commuters added.

Paul said three portions of the flyover--Holy Family Hospital to Tejgaon, Eskaton to Moghbazar Wireless Gate and Hatirjheel to Sonargaon intersection--have already been opened to traffic, reducing traffic jams at those points.

On March 30 last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the first allocation, stretching more than two kilometres from Holy Family Hospital to Saatrasta intersection.

Local Government Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain inaugurated the one-km pension, Eskaton to Moghbazar Wireless Gate, upon September 15, 2016 and the 450-meter long part, Hatirjheel to Sonargaon intersection, upon May 17 this year.

Paul said the blazing of the vis--vis 5.5-km flyover will be opened to traffic upon Thursday. Once every one of flyover is opened to traffic, vehicles can go at the forefront more eight road intersections and three level-crossings at Karwan Bazar, Moghbazar and Malibagh, substantially improving the city tariff.

He said a do of Tk 1,218 crore has been spent upon the construction of the country's longest flyover.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) first acclaimed the project upon March 8, 2011 involving Tk 772.70 crore. The expenditure of the project was increased upon swap occasions difficult.

The construction behave upon the project, which is jointly financed by Saudi Development Fund, OPEC Fund for International Development and the Bangladesh dealing out, started in 2013 on the other hand of the indigenous schedule of 2011. unb

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