The Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the much-awaited Kuril Flyover on August 4, 2013. This flyover ensures smooth movement of vehicles on the routes linking it with the Dhaka international airport, Khilkhet, Kuril, Zoar Shahara, Nikunja, Pragati Sarani, Banani and Purbachal. The 3.1-km flyover built at a cost of Tk 3.06 billion also eases commuters’ movement from northern and eastern regions of the country to the capital.
The flyover was made to make the traffic flow smoother as around 87 trains currently cross the Pragati Sarani level-crossing every day, halting traffic for about seven hours. With an aim to ease traffic congestion in the northern parts of the capital, the Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (Rajuk) implemented the project. It was constructed by The Project Builders Ltd Bangladesh along with the Major Bridge Engineering Corporation, China. This toll-free flyover can be accessed from four sides – Banani, Kuril, Khilkhet, and Purbachal. The flyover has three connecting roads on three sides. A total of 13 acres of land from the railway authorities and private owners was acquired for the project at a cost of Tk 0.47 billion. It took 38 months to complete the core structure.
The Hatirjheel-Begunbari project was inaugurated on January 2, 2013 by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Hatirjheel is a lakefront in Dhaka Bangladesh that was transformed into a transportation medium for minimizing traffic congestion. It is constructed mainly on the Low lying area between Airport Road/Sonargaon Hotel and Rampura Bridge/BTV Bhaban.
During the dry season, the Hatirjheel lake can hold approximately 3.06 billion liters of water, and during the rainy season about 4.81 billion liters of water. This makes Hatirjheel Lake the largest body of water inside the capital of Bangladesh.
The project, spread over 302 acres, which facilitates connectivity between eastern and western Dhaka. There are rooms for public recreation as well.
The total cost of creating the project included the money of RAJUK (Tk. 1,113.7 billion), LGED (Tk. 2,760 million) and WASA (Tk. 866.95 million).
Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Mirpur flyover on March 27, 2013.
The projects main aim was to improve communications from Dhaka’s western part, including Mirpur area to Dhaka Airport, Tongi, Gulshan, Banani and other areas.
Tk 200 crore structure stretches from Matikata at Dhaka Cantonment to Airport Road at Zia Colony.
People from Mirpur and Pallabi who had taken an 11-km detour through Bijoy Sarani or Agargaon to go to the Dhaka Airport is now able to travel only a three-kilometer distance from Mirpur-12 to the airport across Dhaka Cantonment using the flyover. In about 20 minutes, commuters are able to travel to Uttara, Badda, Banani and Gulshan areas without facing any military checkpoints.
Similarly, people coming from the airport and willing to go to Mirpur or Pallabi are also benefited by using this flyover. The army’s Special Works Organisation 16 ECB started the work on January 25 in 2011, and has completed it three months before the deadline.
The flyover is situated at Mawna intersection under Sreepur Upazila, 60 kilometers off the capital.
Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Mawna flyover on April 4, 2015. The much-awaited 450-meter flyover has reduced public sufferings at Mawna point on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway.
Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had approved the Joydebpur-Mymensingh road development project in 2010 aiming to ensure speedy, safe, traffic jam free road communication of greater Mymensingh with other parts of the country and socio-economic development of the region. The flyover has been constructed under the development project.
Country`s leading construction firm Abdul Monem Limited has constructed the flyover under the supervision of the 17 ECB of Bangladesh Army.
The work on the flyover with 450-meter approach road was completed in about two years, three months ahead of the stipulated time, at a cost of Tk. 70 crore.
Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover, the country’s largest flyover built on Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative was inaugurated on October 11, 2013, fulfilling a long cherished dream of the city dwellers and also adding a new milestone in the country’s road communication system.
Constructed on a PPP basis, the flyover connects with main roads and bus terminals. The four-lane flyover has six entry and seven exit points.
The 11.8 km flyover will ease the perennial traffic congestion and greatly facilitate the connectivity of 32 southeastern districts with the capital city. It will also help the link of Chittagong and Mongla seaports and the proposed Padma Bridge with the capital, mentioned Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A total of 2,000 workers and 120 engineers worked for 26,000 hours to build the flyover with 32,000 tonnes of steel, 89,000 tonnes of cement and 1,66,000 tonnes of stone.
Total Project Cost is approximately about Tk. 2,300 crore.
The estimated life of the structure has been fixed at 100 years. It will help vehicles from 30 southern and south-western districts to reach the capital avoiding gridlocks.
World-renowned GEA France equipment has been installed for collecting tolls at seven plazas.
The Phase II project aims at improving the water supply of Dhaka through the provision of a new water treatment plant at Saidabad, which would increase the present capacity with 225000 m 3 /day, and supplement a similar plant. The plant will treat and supply additional 22.5 crore liters of water per day to Dhaka city dwellers. With the supply of water from Saidabad, Phase-II, the total supply capacity of Dhaka WASA has been increased by 242 crore liters per day, which surpasses the current demand of water per day around 225 crores on average.
The second phase has been constructed at around Tk. 1,140 crores with the financial support of the Danish government. In the meeting, the Danish Ambassador announced giving US$100 million soft loan for the third phase of the project.
According to ASTM C-150 type-V, Seven Rings Cement supplied sulfate resistance cement to the entire project. Dutch company MT Hojgaard was the contractor of that project.