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Five more flyovers to be constructed in Rajshahi city

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  • 23 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Five more flyovers to be constructed in Rajshahi city

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RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton said the traffic congestion will be reduced largely after completing construction of five more flyovers to be taken under a TK 1175.52-crore project.

The city corporation recently took the project for construction of the five flyovers and 19 infrastructures, he said.

He revealed this while addressing a view-sharing meeting with the consultant farm delegations of the project at his city bhaban office on Saturday afternoon.

The Mayor said the flyovers will be constructed on Haragram Natunpara Railway Crossing, Rajshahi Court Station Railway Crossing, Bilsimla Railway Crossing, Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Railway Crossing, Bhadra Railway Crossing and Mohanpur Railway Crossing.

The flyovers will be constructed with an estimated cost of around Tk  821.93 crore, while the infrastructures at Tk 353.59 crore as part of  RCC’s Tk 2,993-crore project titled ‘Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City’. To this end, the city corporation has signed an agreement with three private consultancy farms.

Under the contract, RCC will receive services of preparing detailed design, drawing, consultation and supervision including other incidental works for construction of five flyovers and 19 infrastructures.

Earlier, the city corporation has constructed a 202.5-meter flyover along with a 120-meter ramp at Budhpara Railway crossing with an estimated cost of Tk 29.28 crore for the first time in Rajshahi city.

The flyover has been constructed on a 6.793-kilometer east-west four-lane connecting road at a cost of Tk 189.34-crore.

Liton said the Rajshahi city will get a new look upon successful implementation of the mega project.

“We are working relentlessly to make the city greenery, habitable and self-reliant,” he added.

In addition to the five flyovers and 19 infrastructures, various infrastructure development works are being implemented under the project scheduled to be completed by June, 2024, the Mayor added. Ten foot-over bridges will also be constructed.

He said Sheikh Russel Shishu Park is established in Chhotobangram area at a cost of around Tk 4.43 crore.

Team Leader of DPAM Consultant Farm Chandan Kumar Bosak, Design Engineer Sabbir Ahmed, Project Coordinator of Sarm Consultant Limited Sheikh Masum Salauddin, RCC Superintending Engineer Nur Islam, Engineering Adviser Ashraful Haque and Project Management Specialist Golam Murshed were present at the meeting.