DHAKA, 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 DhakaChattogram Highway will be completed by March, 2022,
Quader told journalists while visiting the site of the publicprivate
partnership project (PPP) in Kawla, adjacent to HSIA, this afternoon.
Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, said a total
of 1333 piles, 302 pilecaps, 83 crossbeams, 187 columns have been
completed. Construction of 128 more columns has been completed partially, he
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 19.73kilometer 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 KurilBananiMohakhaliTejgaonMoghbazar
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)