It is heartening to note that overcoming all the adverse impact of the pandemic, construction work of Dhaka Elevated Expressway is progressing fast, ushering optimism about reducing Dhaka’s perpetual traffic congestion.
As reported by this daily on Wednesday, two segments of the much-awaited Dhaka Elevated Expressway (DEE) are expected to open for traffic by the end of next year.
Reportedly, the project work is divided into three segments — 7.45 kilometers from Airport to Banani, will be constructed in the first part, 5.85 kilometers from Banani to Moghbazar in the second part, and 6.43 kilometers from Moghbazar to Kutubkhali in the final part. From Airport to Banani area, one can see the construction work of the expressway going on in full swing to meet the deadline.
We hope when completed, the elevated expressway
will contribute to easing the horrendous
traffic congestion that we witness every day.
The project starting from the airport will reach up to Kutubkhali of Dhaka-Chattogram highway via Kuril, Banani, Mohakhali, Tejgaon, Mogbazar, Kamalapur, Sayedabad and Jatrabari. It is expected that the construction of the much-hyped Dhaka Elevated Expressway will be completed within 2022.
We hope, when completed, the elevated expressway will contribute to easing the horrendous traffic congestion that we witness every day in the capital.It needs no emphasising that the country’s largest public-private partnership project would usher in a new era of communication as it would make travelling from capital’s one point to another much faster and easier. On top of that, it would help commuters save their valuable time as it will take 15-20 minutes to reach Kutubkhali from Airport which now takes more than three hours.
The elevated expressway will help transport a huge amount of goods from the capital to the port city without creating pressure on the present highway, which often remains clogged for long hours. We hope, besides reducing traffic congestion in the capital, the Dhaka Elevated Expressway will contribute to easing transportations of goods and reduce time required for travelling from Dhaka to Chattogram.