Ctg mayor for introducing metro rail in the city

CHATTOGRAM, Chattogram City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin today put emphasis on introducing metro rail (MRT) in the Chattogram metropolis as the city will have to cope with the movement of 15 lakh more people after the implementation of Bangabandhu Silpanagar at Mirsarai and Anowar Economic Zone.

The new master plan of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) would require to identify the areas of metro rail, Nasir told the coordination meeting on the CDA Expressway and Chattogram Metro Rail at Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) conference room.

The city mayor said the city dwellers need to be accustomed to metro rail transportation mode to ensure sustainable development.

He said the matter of introduction of metro rail is now at the preliminary stage and it will be included in the next master plan of CDA.

Speaking on the occasion, MRT Project Director and executive engineer of CDA Mahfuzur Rahman said a fourlane elevated expressway is being constructed from Tigerpass to Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport.

Chief Executive Officer of CCC Mohammad Shamsudoha, CDA Chief Engineer Kazi Hasan Bin Shams, Chief Engineer of CCC Lt Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed and Acting Chief Engineer Rafiqul Islam were present at the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)