The Weekend Leader - Hasina inaugurates B'desh's 1st expressway

Hasina inaugurates B'desh's 1st expressway



 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the country's first-ever expressway connecting Dhaka to Faridpur's Bhanga Upazila.

Hasina inaugurated the expressway through a video conference on Thursday, reports bdnews24.

The 55km-long expressway has six separate lanes for different vehicles; flyovers to avoid crossing; an underpass; and other modern traffic facilities.

It was designed with all the facilities of a modern highway to ensure that the people can fully utilise the Padma Bridge, the biggest infrastructure project in the country, once it is constructed.

Two parts of the expressway will be connected through the Padma Bridge. On Tuesday, the 26th span was installed for the 4-km long main part of the bridge.

There are two service lanes on both sides of the expressway to cater for the local and slow-moving vehicles to ensure that fast-moving vehicles can run smoothly on the road and travel time reduces.

The project was completed three months before its deadline of June 20, according to the government. IANS

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