RANGPUR, The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has
been implementing a huge number of infrastructure development projects
spending Taka 12,266 crore in the last 10 years largely improving
communication networks in Rangpur zone.
RHD sources said the socioeconomic condition of the common people has
significantly upgraded following implementation of 41 development projects so
Construction of 1,448.40 km roads, 62 bridges (4,581.53 km) and 171
culverts (974.69 km) spending Taka 3,018 crore was completed in 10 RHD
divisions under Rangpur zone during the same period, said Rangpur zonal
Additional Chief Engineer Fakir Abdur Rob.
Construction, improvement, strengthening, expansion, renovation and
repairing of many other regional roads and highways, bridges and culverts are
nearing completion in the RHD divisions comprising of 10 districts.
Besides, expansion of 139.23 km (Chandaikona to Rangpur) part of the
ElengaHatikumrulRangpur national highway in Rangpur zone to fourlane at
Taka 8,701 crore is progressing with the South Asia Subregional Economic
Cooperation (SASEC) project assistance.
In addition, reconstruction of 19 bridges on different roads in Rangpur
RHD zone at a cost of Taka 546.98 crore is advancing fast under the Western
Bangladesh Bridge Improvement project.
The road communication sector has witnessed a revolutionary progress
following implementation of massive infrastructural uplifts making movements
of people, vehicles and transportation of goods easier in Rangpur zone,
Engineer Rob added.
Executive engineer for Rangpur RHD division Engineer Sajedur Rahman said
construction, improvement, expansion and renovation of roads, bridges and
culverts spending about Taka 325 crore were completed in the division.
Similar infrastructure development work is now progressing fast at a cost
of another Taka 764 crore in different areas in Rangpur RHD division, Rahman
said adding that most of the works are expected to complete by June next.
The major constructed bridges include 303.32metre Dr Wazed Miah Bridge,
750metre Teesta Road Bridge, 253metre Barodaho Bridge, 93.64metre
Swarnomoti Bridge, 126metre Jamuneswari Bridge and 93.02metre Langolerhat
The major constructed roads and district highways include 16.24km 4lane
roads in Rangpur city, 8.20km part of RangpurSahebganjMahiganjPirgachha
highway and 11.70km part of the TaxerhatKishoreganj highway in Rangpur RHD
The ongoing expansion work on the 45.30km SadullapurPirganjNababganj
district highway with 14 culverts (49metre) at a cost of Taka 98.50 crore is
expected to complete by June next.
Construction, renovation, improvement, surfacing and other work on roads
and culverts at a cost of Taka 44.78 crore are also progressing well in
different areas in Rangpur RHD division, Engineer Rahman added.
Construction of RangpurSahebganjMahiganjPirgachha highway, Gangachara
LaldigheeTaraganjKishoreganj highway, GangacharaPirerhatMonthonahat
GaragramKishoreganj highway, MadhupurShyampurhighway and Sahebganj
Haragachh highway at Taka 78.75 crore will begin soon.
The Development Project Profile of the 53.30kilometre Bamondanga
(Gaibandha)BaluaMilanpur ChharanAftabganj (Dinajpur) district highway in
Rangpur RHD division at Taka 542 crore is waiting for approval, Engineer
Similarly, development work on many other roads and culverts is
progressing fast in Dinajpur, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Joypurhat, Bogura,
Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and Kurigram RHD divisions of Rangpur
zone. Rangpur Divisional Deputy Director (Local Government) Zakir Hossain
said massive uplift projects implemented by RHD have made road communication
easier improving socioeconomic conditions of the common people in last 10
years in the northern region.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)