bangladesh metro rail

Metro rail: Shewrapara and Uttara South stations now open

All nine metro rail stations on the Uttara-Agargaon section have now come into operation

Metro rail: Kazipara and Mirpur 11 stations to open March 15

Metro rail authorities will open Kazipara and Mirpur 11 stations on March 15, and Uttara South and Sewrapara stations in the last week of this month.

Metro experience: Next station Pallabi

Even though I come to Diabari metro station in Uttara every morning at 8:30am, I arrived at 8:00am today. So far, the train has been leaving at 8:00am, but from today it has been extended to 8:30am.

From slumber to whirr of machines

Pitalganj, next to the Shitalakkhya and located around 1.5km south of Kanchan Bridge in Narayanganj’s Rupganj upazila, is like any other village across the country.

‘Can't believe metro rail journey was so smooth, fast’

Twelve-year-old Imam Hasan Eyaad was over the moon after taking his first-ever ride in the metro rail this morning.."It's very exciting. (I) can't believe that the journey was so smooth and fast," Eyaad exclaimed after reaching Agargaon station at 10:15am. "It was my first metro trip," he

Work on 2 more lines to start next year

The metro rail authorities are going to start the construction work for two more lines next year.

Metro rail likely to open last week of December: MAN Siddique

The country's first ever metro rail is expected to be inaugurated in the last week of December, metro rail authorities said today.."We have sent a summary to the road transport and bridges ministry seeking prime minister's appointment in the last week of December for inaugurating the metro

Dhaka Metro Rail now set to cost 50% more

With the partial launch of the country’s first ever metro rail only five months away, the project cost is set to rise by more than half, and the deadline is also going to be extended by a year and half.

Metro rail can save Tk 3,500cr every year

The country’s first metro rail, once launched, will save around Tk 3,500 crore annually in terms of travel time and vehicle operation costs, metro rail authorities said.

December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019

ADB to give $33.26m for metro rail project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Bangladesh government sign agreements for $33.26 million in loan for a project to design the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line 5 (Southern route) that will help ease the traffic and pollution burden in Dhaka city.

October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019

Feasibility study for Chattogram metro rail project soon: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says the feasibility study for a metro rail project in Chattogram city will begin soon as per the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Metro rail construction work begins

The construction work of the 20-kilometre long metro rail begins.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Dhaka’s metro rail construction starts

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today inaugurated the construction of the first part of the elevated viaduct and nine stations of the country’s much talked about metro rail in Dhaka.

June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016

In 37 minutes

Construction work of the first metro rail service in the capital begins today with an aim to open half of the 20km metro line by the end