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Metro rail to run in last week of Dec: MAN Siddique

Staff Correspondent
24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 24 Nov 2022 00:12:29
Metro rail to run in last week of Dec: MAN Siddique
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited inks a deal with two Japanese contractors for land development of MRT-1 at a Dhaka hotel on Wednesday – PID Photo

The country’s first-ever metro rail will be inaugurated in the last week of December, said MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL).

“Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-6 will be launched partially from Uttara to Agargaon in the first phase,” he told reporters after signing a contract for a package of MRT Line-1, another metro rail line, at a city hotel on Wednesday.

“We have sent a summary to the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry seeking the prime minister’s appointment to inaugurate the metro rail in the last week of December. The Cabinet division has asked the project authorities to take necessary preparations keeping the timing in consideration,” he added.