Rajshahi city dwellers to get another four-lane road

Published : 07 Nov 2021 10:37 PM | Updated : 08 Nov 2021 02:36 PM

In addition to many others, Rajshahi city dwellers are going to get another four-lane road as Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has taken an initiative to convert the double-lane road into a four-lane one.

The RCC will turn the area from –- 4.17 kilometer Bhadra Railway crossing to Naodapara bus terminal road –- to 80-feet wide along with a road-divider and another lane for non-mechanized vehicles with an outlay of around Taka 69.71 crore. 

City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton inaugurated the construction work after unveiling the foundation stone yesterday saying the road will be a modern one. 

Liton said the road will be constructed as part of RCC's Taka 2,993-crore project titled 'Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City' Under the mega project, the RCC is going to construct five more flyover soon for overall development of the metropolis through freeing it from traffic congestion. 

Recently, the city corporation has taken up Taka 1175.52-crore project for construction of the flyovers and 19 infrastructures. 

The flyovers will be constructed on Haragram Natunpara Railway Crossing, Rajshahi Court Station Railway Crossing, Bilsimla Railway Crossing, Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Railway Crossing, Bhadra Railway Crossing and Mohanpur Railway Crossing. 

Earlier, the city corporation has constructed a 202.5-meter flyover along with a 120-meter ramp at Budhpara Railway crossing with an estimated cost of Taka 29.28 crore for the first time in Rajshahi city. 

Liton said the Rajshahi city will get a new look upon successful implementation of the mega project.

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