General

First metro-train set to reach Mongla port next month

The first set of metro rail having 6 coaches
will reach Uttara rail depot on April 23 as a ship carrying the train set
will leave Kobe port, Japan for Mongla tomorrow.

“The third-party trial run of the train set has already been completed and
a ship carrying the set is heading towards Kobe port from where the train
will be sent to Mongla port on a mother vessel, Managing Director of Dhaka
Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) MAN Siddique told BSS here today.

According to the project details, integrated tests of the Mass Rapid
Transit (MRT) Line-6 will be carried out before formal operation and the
trial runs will also be carried out after integrated test of the metro rail
sets.

According to the project details, the length of the metro rail route up to
Motijheel was 20.10 km. But now it has been extended to Kamalapur Railway
Station by 1.16 km. As a result, the number of stations was also increased to
16.

There will be a total of 16 stations on the 21 km route of the Mass Rapid
Transit-MRT Line-6. The stations are: Uttara North, Uttara Center, Uttara
South, Pallabi, Mirpur-11, Mirpur-10, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Agargaon, Bijoy
Sarawni, Framgate, Karwan Bazar, Shahbag, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Secretariat and Motijheel.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)