Published:  12:17 AM, 15 May 2019

'Gomti, Meghna bridges will be opened before Eid'

'Gomti, Meghna bridges will be opened before Eid' Preparations are on to inaugurate Gomti and Meghna Bridge before Eid-Ul-Fitr in Daudkandi of Cumilla. -Liton Sarkar Badol

Preparation is going on to open the new built bridges named Ditio Meghna and Ditio Gomti on May 25. Ditio Kachpur Bridge was inaugurated on March 16. Gomti , Meghna and Kachpur all three bridges are of four lanes. From the 1st week of the month June these route will be crowded by the home-going people from different districts for Eid-Ul- Fitr.

Engineers of road division told The Asian Age that after the opening of these two bridges the intensity of traffics will be lessen and around one and half hour time will be saved for going Dhaka to Chottogram. The project of building these three bridges are implemented by Road and Highways Department. Ditio Kachpur, Ditio Meghna and Ditio Gomti Bridge have been built near the existing bridge.

It is known from the source of ministry that the total budget of making three bridges is 8,486 crore taka. Among the total cost Japan International Cooperation Agency donated 6,429 crore tk and the rest is bearded by Bangladesh Government. Though the opening of four lanes bridge in Dhaka-Chottogram highway on July 2016, costing four thousand crore tk, the traffic on that route still remained. To minimize the traffic jam the project of these three bridges has been taken.

It is being expected that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially inaugurate these two bridges. Road and transport minister Obaydul Quader express his desire to attend the inauguration of the bridges after finishing his treatment in Singapur. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Ditio Kachpur Bridge through video conference on the absence of Obaydul Quader and told that after the recovery of Quader She will visit the new bridge with him.

---Liton Sarkar Badol, Daudkandi, Cumilla

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