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They’re now happy

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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They’re now happy

The residents of different city areas who suffered a lot for long six years due to the construction of the country’s first-ever metro rail say they are now happy with the inauguration of service.

They say they have forgotten all sufferings and pains they had to endure during work on Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line 6).

Thousands of people living in Agargoan, Shewra-para, Kazipara, Mirpur and Uttara had to endure sufferings during the construction work.          Traffic congestion due to the narrowing of road, dust and mud swirling and loud noise had been common phenomenon for commuters and residents living within the project areas.

Unable to bear the sufferings, many residents left the areas and many commuters opted for alternative routes to go to their destinations.

Talking to the Daily Sun, some residents of Uttara and Mirpur expressed their happiness as they will be able to travel from one place to another by metro rail within a short span of time.

“With the inauguration of the metro rail service, it’ll be easier for the residents to travel to various destinations. Various possibilities will be created for the small businesses, shopkeepers and residents,” Swapan Biswas, a shopkeeper at Mirpur-12, said.

People had to travel to Mirpur from Uttara after passing a long way via different areas with sufferings as their companion.

Now metro rail is bringing relief to the residents of Uttara and Mirpur by reducing both the distance and sufferings.

Anyone can easily travel from Mirpur to Uttara by metro rail in minutes which currently takes about an hour or more by road.

Samiul Islam, a private company employee, said when the work on metro rail started six years ago, he left the Mirpur area and rented a house near his office at Uttara to reduce sufferings.

“I wouldn’t have come to Uttara had the communication been easy. As the metro rail is now starting service, I can move to Mirpur again,” he said.

Tanzin Ahsan, an employee of Novoair, told the Daily Sun that metro rail will make life easier.

“Many people I know come to Uttara from Mirpur and work regularly. They suffer a lot on the way every day. I hope there’ll be no sufferings when the metro rail is launched,” he said.

Residents and shopkeepers in the project area from Agargoan to Mirpur-12 area had earlier shared their horror stories of the metro rail’s construction.

However, these locals are now looking forward to maximising the opportunities the state-of-the-art transit system will bring to their localities.