|Published : 01 Dec 2016, 22:53:12 | Updated : 01 Dec 2016, 23:17:39|
Bangladesh inks deal with China firm to build Bus Rapid Transit
A deal has been signed with a Chinese firm for the construction of Bangladesh’s first Bus Rapid Transit in Dhaka.
The Roads and Highways Department has signed China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd for the building of a 16-kilometre transit lane, 32-kilometre pavement and a separate lane for slower vehicles.
The project, worth more than Tk 8 billion, will see a transitway built from Gazipur to Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) International Airport in Dhaka’s Kurmitola.
The BRT is expected to ferry 25,000 passengers, in both directions, every hour once construction is completed in the next 30 months, according to a news agency. – bz