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Metro rail to stop at five stations on Uttara-Tongi route

Metro rail to stop at five stations on Uttara-Tongi route

With the extension of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-6 – popularly known as metro rail – from Dhaka’s Uttara to Tongi in Gazipur, the authorities will construct five more stations for passengers to avail of the elevated rail services, local media reported.

While speaking at an event titled “Branding Seminar on Dhaka Metro Rail” held in a city hotel on Sunday (May 19), Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) Managing Director M A N Siddique said the work on extending the MRT Line-6 from Motijheel to Kamalapur is progressing, and at the same time, the authorities have started the process to extend the 7.5km rail route from the city’s Uttara to Tongi railway station.

An additional five lakh passengers would be able to avail the services after completion of the work on this route, he said.

The new five stations would be built in Diabari Bazar, Sonargaon Janapad Road East, Sonargaon Janapad Road West, Tongi Bazar, and Tongi railway station, Siddique added.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the country’s first-ever electricity-powered elevated rail system on the Uttara-Agargaon route in the capital on Dec 28 2022. On Nov 4 last year, she launched the services on the Agargaon-Motijheel section.