Published:  03:51 AM, 07 December 2017

'Tunnel to be built under Buriganga'

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan said that an underwater tunnel will be built under the Buriganga River to ease the hardship of commuters on each side of the river. The minister also directed the Bangladesh  Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to take the necessary steps regarding the matter in a meeting with BIWTA officials at the terminal Bhaban of Sadarghat.

He also said "A new modern launch terminal will be built at Shasanghat near Postagola."A 2.5 kilometer road from Sadargat to Shasanghat is under-construction for the terminal, he added.After implementing the terminal passenger harassment will be minimized significantly, the minister hope
"The splendor of Sadarghat terminal has returned due to the effective steps of Shipping Ministry and BIWTA. The launch terminal has been made hawker-free," he said, adding the number of terminal building, parking yard, and pontoons were raised to ensure passenger satisfaction.

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