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Padma Bridge Rail Link project likely to open in June

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Published: 17:57, 26 March 2023   Update: 18:50, 26 March 2023
Padma Bridge Rail Link project likely to open in June

Padma Bridge Rail Link project is likely to open in June of 2023 as installation of rail tracks has already been completed.

Works have continued round the clock. There has been satisfactory progress in maintaining the level of works. Authorities hope that rest of the works will be completed on time and are planning to go for a trial run of trains on the bridge between Dhaka and Bhanga very soon.
Under the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project, a 169-kilometre-long rail link between Dhaka and Jashore is being set up.

Till now the overall progress of the rail link project is 75.92 per cent, according to the project office.

The rail track will go through the 6.15-kilometre-long Padma Bridge, between Mawa point at Munshiganj and Janjira point in Shariatpur. Of which, rail track has been set up on 6. 058 kilometre  of the bridge. About 99.88 per cent works of Mawa-Bhanga rout is complete and about 68 percent of Bhanga-Jashore route is complete. 

The double-decker bridge has concrete road and railway slabs for movements of road transports on the upper and trains on the lower deck.

The project is under construction under three sections – Mawa-Bhanga, Dhaka-Mawa and Bhanga-Jashore sections.

The estimated time, to open the rail track on the bridge for the passenger services, was deferred several times.