Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Satrasta to Ramna Thana part of the ongoing Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project on today.
The inaugural ceremony will be held at Officers’ Club in the city.
The 8.25-km flyover is being constructed in three parts — from Holy Family Hospital to Tejgaon; Kakrail to Rampura, and Mouchak to Banglamotor – in an effort to ease traffic congestions between the north and south parts of the capital.
The distance from Satrasta (Tejgaon) to Ramna is 2.11km. The project work, which was scheduled to be completed within December 2015, started in 2013 instead of the original schedule of 2011.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) first approved the project on March 8, 2011 involving Tk 772.70 crore.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the inauguration stone on February 16, 2013.
In January last, Ecnec approved the revision of the Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project with an extension of 18 months and increased cost of Tk 446.20 crore, raising the overall project cost to Tk 1218.90 crore.
The project timeframe has been extended by another 18 months as its length has been extended with the redesigning of its structure to make it more usable for easing traffic jam in the capital.
Nayeemul Islam khan
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