Uttara-Motijheel metro rail by 2019

The government is working to complete construction of the first phase of MRT Line 6 (metro rail) by 2019 instead of 2024 to resolve capital’s nagging traffic congestions, according to the annual report submitted to the cabinet today.


The first phase of the metro rail would be constructed from Uttara to Motijheel, the report said adding that works are going on to complete the project five years ahead of schedule, BSS reports.


Cabinet Division submitted the annual report of 2014-2015 to the cabinet during its weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.


Briefing reporters after the cabinet meeting, cabinet secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the report highlighted the successes and works conducted by various ministries and divisions before the cabinet as well as country’s overall socio-economic progress.


According to the report, country’s per capital income has been raised to US$ 1,314 in 2014-2015 from US$ 1,190 in previous year. Country’s export also increased by 3.35 percent in 2014-2015 thanks to diversification of goods, government steps, incentive packages of the government and relentless efforts of the exporters.

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