The capital Dhaka witnessed construction of six flyovers since 2009 while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to open one more of the structures to further ease the city’s traffic congestions.
After the opening of Hanif Flyover, 3.1 kilometre-long Kuril Multipurpose Flyover (KMF) project was opened on August 4, 2013. The construction cost of the flyover was nearly Taka 306 crore.
Construction of the flyover has established communication between Dhaka and new Purbachal city, eased traffic congestion between Airport road and Progati Sarani and developed communication of the north-western part of the city, the south city corporation CEO added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the four-lane President M Zillur Rahman flyover located on Airport-Mirpur constructed by Road and Highways Department with a cost of Taka 199.88 crore.
Mirpur-Banani flyover and Banani overpass was inaugurated on March 27, 2013. The construction expenditure for the flyover was Taka 360.16 crore.
In addition, the government has laid foundation stone of ‘Dhaka Elevated Express Way’ between Airport and Kutubkhali in 2011.