July 18, 2024

Moon Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government would build Dhaka as a “Smart City” as she opened the Kalshi Flyover and a six-lane road from ECB square to Kalshi to the traffic at Mirpur here.

“We will build Dhaka as a Smart City,” she said while addressing a public rally at Kalshi Balur Math here after opening the flyover and the road unveiling a plaque.

The prime minister said her government has taken plan keeping people’s welfare in mind.

At the rally, she also announced to rename the Kalshi flyover after Harun Mollah due to his glorious contribution to the Liberation War and all the democratic and progressive movements of the country.

The main problem of Dhaka city is not to have better connectivity between its East and West, the premier said, adding her government has attached priority to the development of communication system in this part of the capital.

She said this 2.34km Kalshi flyover and 3.70 km widened and developed six-lane road from the ECB square would ease the communication in Mirpur, DOHS, Pallabi, Kalshi, Mahakhali, Manikdi, Matikata, Bhashantek, Banani, Uttara and the Airport.

The traffic jam of Dhaka would decline significantly after opening the Kalshi Flyover and the six-lane road following the metro rail, she hoped.

About measures taken for the development of Dhaka North City, Sheikh Hasina said as many as 23 projects involving TK 3,500 crore have been implemented in the last 12 years since Dhaka city was divided into two parts in 2011.

She said 16 projects worth over Tk 3000 crore have also been implemented in Dhaka South City Corporation over the years.

She mentioned that under the projects, development of communication and infrastructures in the capital including its beautification, improvement of water supply management, construction and development of footpath and waste management alongside roads, bridges and flyovers were made.

At the function, the prime minister has announced to build Kalshi Balur Math as an amusement park with having playground for the children and youths and walkways for the movement of the aged persons.

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