Does Dhaka need underground metro or subway?
The government has been working on building 258km of underground rail to ease up the traffic of Dhaka city. This plan consists of 11 different subway routes in Dhaka by 2050. Urban planners have called the project "costly" and "ambitious." They are saying that the project will not bring any positive change in the traffic congestion of the capital.
How far along is the plan to build the subway? What is the reason behind the opinion of experts on the subway? A project that is "high cost dependent" will not be helpful in reducing traffic congestion in Dhaka -- what is the reason behind this expert opinion?
The Daily Star Senior Reporter Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary joins Farhana Ahmed at today's Straight from Star Newsroom to discuss the feasibility of the underground rail project.