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Metro rail operating time extended

Published : 07 Nov 2023 01:26 AM

Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has extended the operation hours of metro rail up to Motijheel station till 12 noon on Monday.

According to the authority’s decision, the last metro rail from Motijheel to Uttara will leave at 12:00  instead of 11:30 am. However, these last 30 minutes are only for Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) pass holder passengers.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the second day of its commercial operation, as usual saw overcrowded passengers presence till Motijheel station.

Metrorail, as per schedule, is leaving every 10 minutes from 7:30 am. Motijheel to Uttara North and Uttara North to Motijheel are leaving at scheduled times.

Earlier, the official operation of Metrorail (MRT-6) started on Saturday (November 4) following the inauguration by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Later she travelled to Motijheel by metro from Agargaon.

Although inaugurated, the second part of MRT Line Six, which was completed in three phases, will take some time to return to full capacity. Of the seven stations from Agargaon to Motijheel, three - Farmgate, Secretariat and Motijheel stations - have been commissioned.

On December 8 last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the country’s first elevated metro rail in the capital Dhaka.

The metro rail is expected to carry 60,000 passengers per hour, traveling the entire 21.26 km route from Uttara via Motijheel to Kamalapur railway station in less than 40 minutes.

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction of the metro rail project known as MRT Line-6 on June 24, 2016. The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2025.