Dhaka Metro Rail milestone: Last girder segment of MRT-6 installed
The country's first metro rail reached a major milestone today with the completion of the entire 20.1 km viaduct.
At 11:14 am today, the last segment of the viaduct was installed between piers 582 and 583 near the Jatiya Press Club.
MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited, the implementing agency of the project, announced the completion of viaduct installation through an online press conference.
Formally known as the Mass Rapid Transit Line 6 or MRT Line-6, the elevated rail line is being constructed between Dhaka's 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.