Jatrabari flyover opens today

October 11, 2013

Jatrabari flyover opens todayThe much-awaited 10-kilometre-long Jatrabari flyover in the capital opens to the public today over three years after its construction work began.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to open the flyover at Shanir Akhra point near Dhaka-Chittagong highway at 3:00pm.
She will later address an inaugural ceremony of the flyover opening at Osmani Memorial Hall, said officials of Dhaka South City Corporation.
After the inauguration, the 5.5 km long main flyover, which stretches from Dhaka-Chittagong highway (Kutubkhali) to Nimtoli through Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Kaptanbazar and Gulistan, will be open for public use.
People will be able to use the up and down-ramps at Shanir Akhra and Chankharpool and one up-ramp at Motijheel, project officials said.
But the up and down-ramps at Janapath, Sayedabad and Dhaka-Mawa road will take four more months to complete as those sites were still occupied illegally, they added.
The Tk 2300 crore flyover is being constructed on a build, own, operate and transfer basis by the concessionaire, Belhasa Accom and Associates Ltd.
The concessionaire is to hand it over to the government after 24 years of concession period.
Named after former Dhaka city mayor Mohammad Hanif, the flyover is expected to make road connectivity between 32 southeastern districts and the capital faster.
To collect toll from the passing vehicles, five toll plazas will be set up on the ground while another will be on the flyover, the officials said, adding that the toll would be collected by using both manual and digitised systems.
For a single trip, Tk 5 will be collected as toll for a motorbike, Tk 10 for an auto-rickshaw, Tk 35 for a car, Tk 40 for a jeep, Tk 50 for a microbus, Tk 75 for a pickup van, Tk 100 for a minibus, Tk 150 for a bus, Tk 100 for a four-wheeler truck, Tk 150 for a six-wheeler truck and Tk 200 for a trailer.

Courtesy of The Daily Star

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