Top News Desk: The highly anticipated elevated expressway in Dhaka is now open for public use. Today, on Sunday (September 3), the expressway officially started operations with toll collection commencing at 6 AM. However, it’s important to note that this route is restricted to four-wheel vehicles only, as three-wheelers, motorcycles, and bicycles are prohibited. Passengers are also not allowed access to the elevated expressway.
Yesterday, on Saturday (September 2) afternoon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 11-kilometer elevated expressway, which spans from Kawla to Tejgaon. In a symbolic gesture, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina became the first passenger to cross the expressway by paying the toll and using a car for the journey.
According to authorities, it is estimated to take approximately 12 minutes to traverse the entire 11-kilometer elevated expressway. The total length of the expressway measures 19.73 kilometers. This significant infrastructure project, connecting Kawla to Kutubkhali on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, was constructed through a joint public-private partnership (PPP). It traverses several key areas, including Banani, Tejgaon, Moghbazar, Komlapur, and Maniknagar.
Report by: Habiba Sultana