Dhaka Metro Rail: Last girder segment of MRT-6 to be installed tomorrow
The last girder segment of the 20.1 km Mass Rapid Transit Line 6 viaduct will be installed around 11 am tomorrow.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be covered via an online Zoom meeting. MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) will host the meeting.
An official of the DMTCL confirmed the development to The Daily Star.
Formally known as the Mass Rapid Transit Line 6 or MRT Line-6, the elevated rail line is being constructed between Uttara Sector-3 and Motijheel.
Commercial operation in the Uttara-Agargaon section will start on December 16, Victory Day, this year. The full section will be operational by December 2023, as per the DMTCL announcement.
Once operational, the Dhaka metro rail will be able to transport 60,000 people per hour and reduce travel time from Uttara to Motijheel from about two hours to only 40 minutes.