Bogura-Sirajganj new rail line to be built

4 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: The West Zone of Bangladesh railway will construct Bogura-Sirajganj direct rail track aimed at easing communication between the two districts, reports BSS.

The zone headquartered in Rajshahi has adopted a project titled “Construction of Dual Gauge Rail Line from Bogura to Shahid M Monsur Ali Station, Sirajganj of Bangladesh Railway”, its Chief Engineer Al Fattah Masudur Rahman said.

He said the project had been approved in the ECNEC meeting on October 30, 2018 adding that an 86.51-kilometer mainline and another 16.30-kilometer loop line including other specified civil works will be constructed under the Taka 5,579.70-crore project.

The project involves the construction of a 72km railway line from Bogura to Jamtoil (Sirajganj) besides construction of stations, platforms, bridges, an administrative facility and other related facilities, the installation of lighting, overhead sign structures and the laying of track.

Two important bridges on the Karatoa and Isamoti rivers and overpass on Dhaka-Bogura highway will also be constructed with installation of modern signalling and telecommunication, he said.

The project would establish a shorter dual gauge link between the western and northern parts of the country with the eastern and southern parts via capital Dhaka, he added.

“We have to acquire 960 acres of land for installation of new dual gauge mainline from Bogura to Shahid Monsur Ali Stations via Sirajganj and Raipur,” said Engineer Rahman.