Mirpur-Airport flyover opens to public | The Daily Star
12:55 PM, March 27, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:51 PM, March 27, 2013

Mirpur-Airport flyover opens to public

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina releases colourful balloons during an inauguration ceremony of Mirpur-Airport Road Flyover in the capital on Wednesday. Photo: SK Enamul Huq

The newly inaugurated Mirpur-Airport Road Flyover will be named after the name of late president Zillur Rahman, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday.

Zillur Rahman the 19th president of the country and a veteran politician died on March 20 putting an end to his long political career.

The PM made the declaration after inaugurating the 1.8-kilometre long flyover around 11:00am Wednesday, reported satellite television channel Samay.

The flyover will ease the traffic movement in Mirpur and Shahjalal International Airport and Gulshan areas.

Tk 200 crore structure stretches from Matikata at Dhaka Cantonment to Airport Road at Zia Colony.

People from Mirpur and Pallabi who had taken an 11-km detour through Bijoy Sarani or Agargaon to go to the airport is now able to travel only a three-kilometer distance from Mirpur-12 to the airport across Dhaka Cantonment through using the flyover.

In about 20 minutes, commuters will be able to travel to Uttara, Badda, Banani and Gulshan areas without facing any military checkpoints.

Similarly, people coming from the airport and willing to go to Mirpur or Pallabi will also benefit from the flyover.

The army’s Special Works Organisation started the work on January 25 in 2011, and has completed it three months before the deadline.

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