The work of roadway slabs installation of Dhaka Elevated Expressway of the capital has started. The first section of the 20 km flyover from Kawla to Tejgaon Railgate, about 13 km flyover, is being prepared for traffic.
After that, the rest of the work up to Kutubkhali will be completed in 2023.
The construction work of Dhaka Elevated Expressway, the first flyover of the country, is progressing at a fast pace. The installation of eye-guarder casting on the pillars in the Khilkhet area of the first part of the project has already been completed. Now the roadway deck slab is being laid on it. This slab will be paved to make way for vehicles. Vehicles will run uninterruptedly on this route.
The project director of Dhaka Elevated Expressway AHMS Akter said, “In the first phase eye-guarder casting, bridge erection, and desk slab installation is going on. Following this, there will be two-inch road carpeting that will allow running vehicles on it. In the second phase, pile, pile cap, and column works are continuing.”
“In the first phase, the construction work has achieved 68 percent progress, while the second phase is 24 percent until now. The overall progress of the project is 34 percent,” he added.
The 20-kilometer flyover from Kawla in the capital via Banani will end at Kutubkhali on Chittagong Road. However, in the first phase, the work of the 13 km section up to the Tejgaon rail gate has been targeted to be completed by December next year.
Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said, “The government has given special importance to the construction of flyovers to build improved communication system in the capital.”
According to the agreement, the entire construction work of the elevated expressway project will be completed in 2023.
Project stakeholders said that with the launching of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway, the connectivity between the north and south of the capital city will be easier, traffic capacity will increase, travel time will be reduced and travel on this route will be comfortable.