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.