Gabtoli Bus Terminal, the largest and the busiest inter-district bus terminal in the capital, has to be relocated for the construction of a metro rail line. This may lead to suffering for tens of thousands of passengers.
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The limited launch of the metro tomorrow is unlikely to make any real dent in Dhaka's traffic problem
One important but oft-ignored thing is that design and implementation mistakes delay the revenue-generation phase of megaprojects.
How is it that a government megaproject does not have enough safety measures in place so as not to cause the death of a passer-by?
The pitfall of measuring development based on macrodata is that it shows the big picture, but fails to account for development achieved, if at all, on a micro/personal level.
The trial run for the first metro rail of the country is ongoing. Spanning about 20 kilometres, the metro rail will have 16 stations. Among them, Uttara North station is almost completed. What amenities will these stations have for passengers? How do the stations look from the inside?
In a recent statement, the country director of Asian Development Bank stressed the need to complete mega projects like the metro rail on time because, ultimately, it is the tax-payers who have to pay back the money taken as loan.