Metro preliminary attempt likely in July

The specialists may begin preliminary attempts of the country's first since forever metro rail administration in July as the primary train is relied upon to show up in April, authorities said. 

Albeit the general advancement of the venture was just 56.94 percent as of January, the metro rail specialists said they were striving to meet their objective of dispatching the help in December this year. 

Authorities will actually want to tell whether that target can be met subsequent to analyzing the trains, said MAN Siddque, overseeing overseer of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL). 

State-possessed DMTCL is executing the undertaking named Mass Rapid Transit Line-6. The 20.1km raised metro lines from Uttara Third Phase to Motijheel are being worked at an expense of Tk 22,000 crore. 

As per a month to month report, the primary period of the task, from Uttara to Agargaon, saw 80.21 percent progress as of January, while the subsequent stage, from Agargaon to Motijheel, saw 51.26 percent, and the third stage, which alludes to establishment of the tracks and acquisition of the carriages and other hardware, seen 46.33 percent progress. 

A DMTCL group should visit Japan a month ago to review the five sets of trains made there, however the arrangement was delayed on account of Covid limitations forced by Japan. 

After Japan stretched out the limitation to mid-March, the authorities recruited a firm to review the trains in Japan, Siddique told columnists at DMTCL office in capital's Eskaton, adding that authorities of the organization saw the carriages and trains from Bangladesh. 

The investigation has been done, the initially set may leave the Port of Kobe on February 20 for Bangladesh and could arrive at a stop in the capital's Diabari on April 23 through the Mongla port, he said. 

The specialists will initially direct what Siddque said would be an incorporated trial of the train and afterward start a preliminary attempt between the initial five stations, he added. 

The preliminary attempt may proceed for up to a half year, he added. 

The subsequent train is probably going to arrive at the stop on June 16, and the third one on August 13, he said. 

The Japan Inspection Company Ltd has done the investigation, he added. 

Found out if having a Japanese organization do the assessment bargained its trustworthiness, he said the firm, chosen through an offering cycle partook by five organizations, appreciated worldwide praise. 

The first usage time of the undertaking was 2012-2024. 

Head administrator Sheik Hasina later coordinated that metro administrations from Uttara to Agargaon be made operational by 2019, and from Agargaon to Motijheel by 2020. 

Neglecting to fulfill the time constraint, the experts in May 2019 said the task would be dispatched on December 16, 2021, when the nation would praise the brilliant celebration of its autonomy. 

Found out if it was as yet his conviction that the metro rail could be available to people in general in December, Siddique said, "We are making an honest effort to meet the objective. 

"We will actually want to tell without a doubt… after the [integrated] test," he said. 

Street Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader a month ago told columnists that the undertaking was probably going to be finished by June one year from now. 

MRT-6 EXTENSION 

In 2019, the DMTCL made arrangements to extend the MRT-6 to the Kamalapur Railway Station as per the executive's mandate. 

Albeit the Bangladesh Railway (BR) didn't have a problem with the plans, it said the DMTCL configuration would be an obstacle to transforming Kamalapur station into a Multimodal Transport Hub (MmTH). 

On November 24 a year ago, the BR and the metro rail specialists concurred on another arrangement which required moving the Kamalapur Station Plaza to a close by area to account for the MRT-6 and transforming the station into a MmTH. 

After that gathering, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan told columnists that the current square would be destroyed and a comparable one would be assembled. Executive Sheik Hasina would settle on a ultimate choice in such manner, he added. 

The Prime Minister's Office gave its agree to moving of the notorious Kamalapur Station Plaza further north the next month. 

Abdul Baquee Miah, extra venture chief (common) of MRT-6, said a MRT station and a scissor intersection would be worked outside the Kamalapur station premises. The MRT structure and the station building would be 30 meters separated. 

"It isn't accurate that the station building must be migrated due to the expansion of the MRT-6. It is their [BR] choice," he said.