Public Private Partnership Office

Project Profile

Construction of
Dhaka Elevated Expressway
Project Information
Project Name:
Construction of Dhaka Elevated Expressway
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Implementing Agency:
Bangladesh Bridge Authority
Shahjalal International Airport-Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Moghbazar-Kamalapur-Saidabad-Jatabari-Dhaka Chittagong Highway (near Kutubkhali)
Estimated Capital Cost:
< $6m
> $500m
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the project on 20 July 2011.
Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh is the largest and most densely populated city, with 18 million people. As the population of the city is increasing rapidly, the transport sector needs to expand to meet this rapid growth of the country. The huge number of growth in transport resulting in high levels of traffic congestion and operational difficulties. In order to minimize the acute traffic congestion, Bangladesh Bridge Authority (Government of Bangladesh) intends to deliver a project for the construction of approximately 23 km of Elevated Expressway in the northern part of Dhaka City on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.

The four lane Elevated Expressway will commence at Shahjalal International Airport and run alongside New Airport Road, with the rail alignment through the Mohakhali, Tejgaon and Moghbazar to Kamalapur Railway-station and then the alignment crossing over Jatrabari before connecting to Dhaka Chittagong Highway.

Link: Palashi-Katabon-Hatirpul-Hotel Sonargaon (backside) - Moghbazar Rail Crossing.
The purpose of the Expressway is to increase traffic capacity within and around the city by improving connectivity between northern part of Dhaka City with the Central, South and South-Eastern part. In addition to providing a much-needed increase in traffic capacity, the Expressway will be designed to relieve existing overloaded roads. Access and distribution to the Expressway will be designed to avoid adding congestion to existing facilities.
Project Scope:
Design, construction, operation and maintenance of the approximately 23 km elevated expressway including construction of culverts, toll plazas, underpass and overpass, lay byes, wayside amenities; installation of computerized toll collection system, providing adequate lights and development of service areas with all required facilities.
Project Implementation Period:
2013-14 to 2018-19
Construction Stage (Implementation Phase)
CCEA approved (In Principle) on 25 July 2011
Contract signed with Private Partner on 15 December 2013
Private Partner: Italian-Thai Development Company Ltd (International)

Director (Project Management & Finance)
Phone: +88 02 55007418
Public Private Partnership Authority
Prime Minister's Office
Plot: E, 13-B, 1st Floor, Sherebangla Nagar
Agargaon, Dhaka-1207
Phone: +88 02 55007421
(Last updated 1 September 2020; subject to further revision.)