Metro rail work on in full swing

The overall construction work progress of 20-kiolomtere-long elevated metro-rail service from Uttara to Motijheel stood at 30.05 percent now, while 46 percent work between Uttara and Agargaon has been done, reports BSS.

“At present 5.86 kilometer viaduct out of 12-kilometer metro rail between Uttara and Agargaon has become visible,” Managing Director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) M A N Siddique said on Tuesday. He said construction work of Mass-Rapid Transport (MRT) Line-6, the country’s first elevated metro rail system in Dhaka city under the Fast Track projects, is going on in full swing with a target to open for public by December 16, 2021.

According to the project details, the total 20-kilomtere metro-rail project is being done in eight packages while 23.50 percent work from Agargaon to Motijheel has been done and 52 percent progress civil work of the depot area under the package-II became visible and the rest of work will be finished soon.

Construction of check boring, test pile, main pile and eye guarders under the package 3rd and 4th has been completed, while construction of 701 pile caps out of 766, 348 pier heads out of 393, 3,949 precast segments casting out of 5,149 were finished. Currently 11.73-kilomtere viaduct and nine stations are being constructed from Uttara to Agargaon under 3rd and 4th packages.

It said the land development work of depot (package-I) area has been done, which started on September 8, 2016 and was completed nine months earlier. On February 16, 2019 the Japanese company started building of bogies for MRT Line-6 under the package 8th (Rolling Stock and Depot Equipment Collection), the project details said.

It said under fifth packages, 3.195-kilometer viaduct and three metro stations are being built from Agargaon to Karwarbazar while 4.92-kilometer viaduct metro-rail from Karwanbazar to Motijheel having four stations is being constructed under sixth packages. Under the package, utility services including gas, water pipes and lines have already been shifted and check boring and test pile were completed from Agaragaon to Karwarnbazar. The progress rose to 13.24 percent.

Besides, the construction progress of 4.922 kilometer viaduct and four stations of the metro rail from Karwanbazar to Motijheel rose to 16.74 percent.