Chandra, Konabari flyover works to end by April: Quader

Publish: 12:47 PM, January 25, 2019 | Update: 12:47:PM, January 25, 2019

GAZIPUR, Jan 25, 2019 (BSS) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today expressed his optimism that the construction works of Chandra and Konabari flyovers in the district will end by April next to ease vehicular movement from Joydebpur to Elenga.

“The construction of rail over-bridges at Latifpur under Kaliakair upazila and Dherua in Tangail district has been completed. Hopefully, we can open Konabari and Chandra flyovers and Latifpur and Dherua rail over-bridges for vehicular movement before next Ramadan,” he told reporters while visiting construction works of Konabari flyover.

He said the government has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm to upgrade 190-kilomiter road from Elenga to Rangpur to a four-lane highway via Hatikumrul at a cost of Taka around 12,000 crore under the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project-II to make smooth the road communication between the capital and the northern districts.

He said under SASEC Road Connectivity Project-III, the highway from Panchagarh to Burimari border under Lalmonirhat district will be upgraded to a four-lane. Works are underway to upgrade 70 kilometer Joydebpur-Chandra-Tangail-Elenga highway to a four-lane as part of the SASEC) Road Connectivity Project.

The minister said from Gazipur to entire northern region will be brought under four-lane highway facilities under the SASEC project.

Deputy Commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police Azad Miah and Superintending Engineer, Dhaka (circle office) Md Sabuj Uddin Khan were present on the occasion, among others.

Later, the minister also visited Kashimpur Central Jail-1 in the district.