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Talaimary-Katakhali road to turn into four-lane

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  • 22 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Talaimary-Katakhali road to turn into four-lane

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RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has taken an initiative to turn the double lane Talaimary crossing-Katakhali Bazar road into four-lane.

The 4.1-kilometre road will be widened to 30-meter on an average from the existing 10 meters along with a two-meter-wide road divider at a cost of around Tk 93.49 crore.

There will be 10.5-meter-wide roads and also three-meter-wide roads for the non-mechanised and slow-moving vehicles on the both sides of the divider. A three-meter-wide footpath over drain will be constructed on both sides of the road.

City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton inaugurated the construction work after unveiling the foundation stone on Wednesday. Decorative and ornamental trees and plants will be transplanted on the divider and on the both sides of the road for beautification.

Liton said the road will be constructed as part of RCC’s Tk 2,993-crore project titled ‘Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City’.

Under the mega project, the RCC is going to construct five more flyovers as soon as possible for the overall development of the metropolis by freeing it from traffic congestion.

Recently, the city corporation has taken a Tk 1175.52-crore project for the construction of the flyovers and 19 infrastructures.

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.

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.

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