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4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Roads and Highway Department in Rajshahi division

Tk 2,136 crore projects being implemented

BSS, Rajshahi

The Roads and Highway Department (RHD) has been implementing seven development projects here at present aimed at improving the existing road network besides making it jam-free, safe and time and cost-effective. The projects are being implemented in Rajshahi, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj, Natore, Pabna and Sirajganj districts under Rajshahi division at a total cost of around Taka 2,136.36 crore. Habibur Rahman, additional chief engineer of RHD, here told BSS that a six-kilometre pavement widening including median construction works in Natore main town road from Harishpur bypass crossing to Banbelghoria is now on an ending stage at a cost of around Taka 58.33 crore.

Main objective of the project is to build a traffic-jam free town side by side with enhancing traffic movement besides reducing road accidents through widening of the road by this year end. Under the project, requisite length of footpath-cum-drain were constructed to ensure a proper drainage management system for freeing the town from water-logging during monsoon. Widening works of 74-kilometre important regional highway are on the final stage at a cost of around Taka 438.94 crore. The highway is being widened to 7.30 meteres along with 1.50 metres hard shoulder on both sides to have standard regional highway.

People of the surrounding Bogra, Naogaon, Joypurhat and Rajshahi districts will get benefits from the improved regional connectivity by this year end.

The 22-kilometre Sirajganj town part from Shaheed M Monsur Ali Medical College to Kata Wapda crossing of the Nalka-Sirajganj-Soidabad regional highway is being elevated to four-lane under a Taka 264.26crore project.

The improved infrastructure will establish an effective, efficient and demand-driven road network within the country’s eastern, southern and western regions. It will also help assisting sustainable economic development through enhancement of transportation between Sirajganj town and industrial park as well as all over the country.

Upon successful implementation by June, 2020, the project will enhance economic development through expansion and integration of markets and growth of international trade. A 0.270-kilometre railway overpass will be constructed at Ullapara under Sirajganj district at a cost of around Taka 92.23 crore by June, 2020 in order to improve the existing road network side by side with making it jam-free, safe, comfortable and business-effective.

Under another Taka 201.30crore project, the unfinished works of the 26-kilometre road from Naogaon to Natore highway via Atrai are going to be completed by this year end. Direct road link between Naogaon and Natore districts will be established upon implementation of the project thereby a long distance of 65-kilometre will be reduced between the two districts.

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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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