May 11, 2021, is shaping up to be a turning point in Dhaka’s public transport history. It would not be an exaggeration to label the much-anticipated metro rail’s first test run in Bangladesh is historic. Completing a test run is a tiny step in the technical bookmaker that is the complete operation of this way of speech. However, it would finally prove to be a significant step forward for the Dhaka metropolitan area. Residents of the city are anticipated to begin traveling between Uttara and Motijheel on a 20.10-kilometer metro route around 2024. The journey, which currently takes two to two and a half hours, will take about 40 minutes and will pass through 16 stops. The excursions are intended to transport 60,000 people each hour.
Where Did The Metro Rail Test In Bangladesh Took Place
The DMTCL had deployed a train of six metro rail coaches on a trial run on the Diabari–Mirpur line earlier on Friday in order to evaluate the track from Uttara to Agargaon.
The six-coach train’s ‘journey’ saw it leave the factory and approach the yard at a slow pace. It came to a halt later to display its automated door-opening system and let the interested guests enter a carriage. High government officials, project engineers, the Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh, the JICA chief representative, the DMTCL managing director, and the MRT-6 project director were among those who attended the test run event for the electricity-powered train.
When Will The Metro Rail Be Available For Public
Bangladesh’s lengthy wait for its first metro train will be complete by December 2022. Thanks to progress on the project despite delays caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. Four sets of trains, each with six air-conditioned coaches, have already arrived in Bangladesh from Japan. With five more due to arrive in September. For the 24 train sets that would travel over a 21-kilometer route from Uttara to Kamalapur Railway Station via Agargaon, Farmgate, Dhaka University campus, and Motijheel, there will be 144 coaches. According to the project papers, there will be a total of 17 stations.