A “new” type of urban mobility comes to fruition in the month of the country’s emancipation
A day after its inauguration, the country's first metro rail is now open for general passengers.
At precisely 1:38pm came the glorious moment. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina waved the green flag and the country’s first-ever metro began to roll, marking a major leap in the Bangladesh’s transport sector.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said one of the coaches of trains of the newly inaugurated metro rail will be reserved for women.
The maiden journey of metro rail was completed when the train carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and 200 others reached Agargaon from Uttara North.
Bangladesh ushers into a new era of commuting with its first-ever electricity-powered metro rail of Dhaka. Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has formally inaugurated the country's first metro rail by unveiling a plaque at the playground of Uttara sector-15, at 11:04 am.
Construction of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-1, which will be the country's first underground metro line, will begin in January next year, MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), said today.
Bangladesh enters a new era in communication today with the launch of its first metro rail, promising fast, reliable, and safe commute in a traffic-choked Dhaka.
As the nation’s much-awaited first metro rail is scheduled to start operation partially in the capital (Uttara-Agargaon portion) today, Mariam Afiza will emerge as the first metro train operator of the Mass Rapid Transit line-6.