Padma Bridge: Installation of rail track begins
Installation of rail track on the lower deck of Padma Bridge started today, giving a big boost to the Dhaka-Jashore rail project.
Railways Minister Nurul Sujan inaugurated the works at Zajira end of the bridge around 12:05pm.
After the inauguration, the minister told media that they were working with a plan to start rail operation on Dhaka-Bhanga section via the bridge by June next year.
"We are hopeful about meeting the target," he said.
BR is implementing the Dhaka-Jashore rail project to build the 169km rail line through the Padma Bridge at a cost of around Tk 39,247 crore.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed by June 2024. Physical work made an overall progress of 61 percent as of July this year.