Purbachal project: Planning took up 20 years
Purbachal as a "new town" was supposed to ease Dhaka's burden of overpopulation. But according to urban planners, protracted delay in implementation and continuous modifications in project design are likely to render Purbachal just as disorganised as Dhaka.
Costs have increased threefold due to five design revisions and facility additions, with nothing to show for it yet. When will Purbachal be able to sustain a permanent population? Will Purbachal indeed be as chaotic as Dhaka city?
Asifur Rahman, reporter of The Daily Star, did an investigation on the present physical progress and likelihood of the Purbachal project's completion in this Star News Plus.