The much-hyped Metro Rail service will be formally launched on 16 December 2021, amid the celebrations of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday. The announcement came after a meeting on the progress of the project at the site office in the capital’s Agargaon area.
“Much of the work will be completed by December next year. And the service will be fully inaugurated on Dec 16, 2021,” said Quader. Besides, construction work of the first phase of the Mass-Rapid Transport (MRT) Line-6 project (Uttara to Agargaon) will be completed in December this year, MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) told media after the meeting.
By December 2020, construction of the second phase (Agargaon to Motijheel) will be completed, he added. Besides, the sets of metro train will start to reach Dhaka from June 15 next year, MAN Siddique said adding that parts of the trains will be integrated and will go for a test run before starting full operation.