With a view to easing traffic congestion, the authorities are going to open the remaining part of the Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover in October.
After returning from United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the nine-kilometre flyover, authorities concerned said.
City dwellers will benefit immensely from using the overpass, which will also contribute to curbing traffic congestion in Moghbazar-Mouchak area. Waterlogging will also disappear in Malibagh area after the opening of flyover, they added.
Project Director Susanta Kumar Paul told the media the final work of the flyover was completed in June this year.
The final part of Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover has been constructed over Moghbazar, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Rampura and Rampura Chowdhurypara intersections.
Earlier, the first phase of the flyover from Saatrasta intersection to Shaheed Captain Mansur Ali Avenue at Maghbazar was opened to traffic on March 30 last year, and the second phase from Eskaton to Mouchak was opened on September 16 in the same year.
The flyover has been constructed to ease the traffic gridlock in the capital’s busiest area.
The construction work of the much-expected flyover started in January 2011.
Visiting the construction site, it was found that all girders have been connected and the finishing work has almost done. The flyover walls and pipes are painted. Wire connection, setting up of light posts and other works are done accurately.
Construction officials said they are at the end of their project work and the flyover is all-set for vehicular movement.
It is worth mentioning here that due to rain roads from Wireless to Rajarbagh and Malibagh Chowdhurypara to Rampura TV gate are submerged.
The plight of commuters knows no bound as a few kilometres of road in Malibagh-Moghbazar area remains still in an awful state because of mismanagement in construction work.
Commuters are usually facing unbearable miseries while travelling through the roads connecting Moghbazar, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Eskaton, Dilu Road, Siddeshwari, Saatrasta and Rampura areas.
The roads, which developed deep potholes due to construction work, turn muddy even after a little rainfall, putting commuters at risk of accidents.
The situation is taking a heavy toll on commuters’ valuable time, energy and life-span.
Talking to daily sun, some local people said, “We don’t know when our sufferings will end. If there is a rain, the entire area goes under water and in sunny days the whole area becomes foggy due to thick dust in air. We want this project to be completed at the earliest.”
The project was supposed to be completed by December 2013. But for various reasons, construction deadline was extended several times.