The first test run of Dhaka Metro rail took place in the capital on Friday. The people on foot couldn’t see it because of the walls on the both side of the lines. Notwithstanding, the individuals who live in tall structures nearby the rail lines saw the metro rail.
The train ran from Uttara’s Diabari Depot to Mirpur Pallabi Station at 10:00 am. The speed was kept exceptionally low.
Individuals remaining at windows in neighboring structures cheered at the experimental run of the metro rail.
MAN Siddique, overseeing head of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited said the arrangement of coaches that showed up in Dhaka in April this year will be put to the authority execution test.
The third period of the metro rail project interfacing a 21.26km line from Uttara to Motijheel was taken up in 2021. The Japan International Cooperation Agency is financing the Tk22,000 crore super venture.
The Uttara-Agargaon phase of the fast-track project made 88.18 percent total progress until July 31, while the Agargaon-Motijheel phase made 66.74 percent. The overall project progressed at a rate of 68.49 percent.
According to DMTCL sources, 144 coaches will transport passengers on the Uttara-Motijheel route, with four trains having already arrived in the nation from Japan. In the second week of September, the fifth set is expected to arrive.
Passengers will not be allowed onboard the Metro Rail coach, according to Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited sources, because it is currently being operated on an trial basis.
Dhaka Metro Rail Public Availibility:
Bangladesh’s lengthy wait for its first metro train will be finished by December 2022, thanks to progress on the project despite interruptions caused by the Covid 19 outbreak.