Bangladesh: First metro line opens in densely populated Dhaka
The first section of Bangladesh’s long-awaited metro system has finally opened, giving some commuters in the capital city of Dhaka an easier path to work.
One of the cities with the most increased population density in the world has more than 20 million residents, and the overcrowded roads irritate the residents.
According to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the new railway is “a subject of pride.”
Every train would have a separate carriage for women, according to Ms. Hasina.
Mariam Afiza, a female driver of the inaugural train, said operating it was like living out a dream.
Constructing Line 6, the first metro line, took almost six years. It was heavily support by Japan, a significant partner in Bangladesh’s growth.
The service will initially run about 12 kilometers (eight miles) between Uttara and Agargaon without stopping at any stations, but it will eventually grow.
The anticipated hourly capacity of the new metro line is 60,000 passengers.
According to Ms. Hasina, the future six lines and more than 100 stops would aid in reducing traffic, which is project to cost the Dhaka economy $3 billion yearly in lost productivity.
The service will initially travel for about 12 km (eight miles), without stopping at any stations, between Uttara and Agargaon, but it will eventually extend.
Will transport around 60,000 people per hour on the new metro line.
According to Ms. Hasina, the final six lines and more than 100 stops would help end traffic congestion, which is to thought to cost the Dhaka economy $3 billion annually in lost productivity.