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.