Another 36 foot-over-bridge will be built at different important points in city’s north area in order to give relief to the commuters to cross roads safely.
These will be built in addition to the 47 existing foot-over bridges. To make the use of foot-over bridges more attractive, DNCC will install 16 escalators on eight of the bridges also.
Sources also said that 50 new passenger canopies will be constructed on the main roads of DNCC for the safety of passengers.
Meanwhile, 7.74 km of road median will be developed to increase the discipline of vehicles and strengthen the safety of pedestrians. A total of 45 grills will be provided on the side of the road median and sidewalk.
A project will be implemented from the current period to 2023. Under the project, 36 foot-over bridges have been selected for construction, sources said.
The places where the foot-over bridges will be installed are: Kuril Chowrasta, Master Mind School, Gauchul Azam Avenue, Lubana Hospital, Garibe Newaz Avenue, Gauchul Azam Avenue East, Milestone College Uttara, Bangabandhu Government College Ceramic Road, Proshika Crossing Milk Vita Road, Shialbari intersection, Mirpur ceramic road next to the pump.
In front of Mirpur Ideal Girls Laboratory Institute, Police Staff College, Nabisco, in front of BG Press High School, in front of Mohakhali DNCC Region-3 office, in front of Mohakhali BRAC University, in front of Airport Road adjacent to Naval Headquarters and in front of Airport Road Army Stadium.
Besides, foot-over bridges would also be built in front of Gulshan-1 mosque, in front of Gulshan-2 Azad Mosque, in front of Gulshan-1 Shooting Club, Coca-Cola Junction, Pragati Sarani Shahjadpur, next to Merul Badda Buddhist Temple, in front of Rampura Bridge on Pragati Sarani Road, Technical Crossing, Mazar Road, Kachukhet, 60 ft Manipur School and College, Shyamoli Inter Section, Satmasjid Road in front of Graphics College, Ring Road next to Adabar Police Station, Mohammadpur Bus Stand, Mohammadpur Ring Road next to Shia Mosque Crossing, Next to Mohammadpur Suchana Community Center and in Basila Road embankment at Bashbari Road.
According to DNCC sources, a total of 16 escalators will be installed in 8 foot-over bridges, 2 in each considering the populated area.
The places are: Kakoli, Shaheen College, Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital, Adamjee Cantonment College, CMH Hospital, Shyamoli Intersection, Mohakhali Foot-over bridge Zone-3 and Pragati Sarani East-West University Foot-over bridge.
The location of the escalator installation on the foot-over bridge has been selected in demand and need of pedestrians, traffic survey reports and the local public.
According to DNCC sources, the implementation of the project will increase road traffic management discipline in the project areas, road use with discipline, disciplined use of public transport, use of sidewalks at ease and improve quality of life. Unwanted road accidents will be reduced in the project area.
In this regard, the DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said that keeping in mind the convenience of pedestrians, escalators will be installed at 8 important places. For example, I will put an escalator in front of Suhrawardy Hospital and Heart Foundation. As a result, passengers can cross only if they stand next to the foot-over bridge.