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Project Profile (Updated: 9 February 2020)

Construction of Circular Railway line around Dhaka City
Project Information
Details
Project Name:
Construction of Circular Railway line around Dhaka City
Sector:
Railway
Department/Ministry:
Ministry of Railways
Implementing Agency:
Bangladesh Railway
Location:
Kamlapur
Background:

Dhaka is one of the busiest cities that serves as the center of political, economic and cultural life in Bangladesh. Dhaka has one of the largest population densities in the world with the continuation of urban expansion. The existing urban transport system has failed to adapt the city development and the rapid population growth. Therefore, extreme traffic congestion has become a normal state in Dhaka, wasting time and affecting the comfort of millions. To minimize the traffic congestion, it is planned to adopt mass rail transit (MRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, railway and other modern means of transport to relieve urban traffic.

Objective:
  1. To facilitate/ensure communication of daily Dhaka bound population of peripheral district of Dhaka megacity.ie. Gazipur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Narshingdi and Tangail.
  2. To keep traffic congestion of Dhaka Urban Megacity in control.
  3. To ensure urbanization of newly developing planning area like Gazipur, Savar, Babu Bazar, Shyampur, Jhilmil, Narayanganuj, Demra and Purbachal.
  4. To ensure social equity and economic Development of Dhaka and its nearest area.
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Status:
Project Development Stage - Detailed Feasibility Study Ongoing
Contact:

Najmus Sayadat
Director (Finance)
Phone: +88 02 55007420
E-mail: najmus@pppo.gov.bd
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Bangladesh
Phone: +88 02 55007421
(Last updated 9 February 2020; subject to further revision.)
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