Judicial system running independently, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

19 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said granting Khaleda Zia’s bail has again proved that the country’s judicial system is running independently.

“Country’s judicial system is running independently under this government. It has again been proved through granting bail to Khaleda Zia,” he said.

Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said this while visiting elevated expressway of project at Kawla in the city on Tuesday.

The minister also opined that the court can grant Khaleda Zia bail in all cases.

 “Even the government will not interfere if Khaleda Zia gets bail on all cases,” he said.

The minister also said that parts of Dhaka Elevated Expressway (airport to Moghbazar) will be opened after the second phase of public-private partnership project (PPP) finishes by December 2020.

“The Second phase of the 19.73 kilometers expressway will connect Banani rail crossing with Moghbazar,” he said.

The first phase of the project covering Airport Road to Banani rail crossing will be completed by January 2020 and the third phase from Moghbazar rail crossing to Kutubkhali on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway by March 2022, he added.

The 20km Dhaka Elevated Expressway project is being implemented involving Tk8,940.18 crore. It will start from Shahjalal Airport and end at Kutubkhali via Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Moghbazar-Kamalapur-Sayedabad-Jatrabari.

The construction of the first ever elevated expressway project in Dhaka officially commenced on April1, 2018.

The main objective of this project is to bypass Dhaka vertically in the fastest possible way, which would significantly reduce the traffic load inside the capital.

Replying to a query, the AL general secretary said that the party is considering punishment for rebel candidates in various elections.

“Even the party has decided not to give them nomination in the future,” he said.