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Metro rail operations resume after 1.5 hours

Metro rail operations resumed after one and a half hours of suspension this morning

Pressure on buses multiply as metro services face disruption

Buses from Shahbagh, Gulistan and Motijheel areas were travelling in full capacity

2 MRT lines may miss deadline

The metro rail authorities are likely to miss the 2030 deadline for completing two of the six planned metro lines in Dhaka as they have not yet started carrying out feasibility studies for the two lines.

15pc VAT on Metro Rail: Quader requests PM to reconsider NBR’s decision

Dhaka is one of the most unliveable cities in the world, which does not go hand-in-hand with the progress made by the country, says the road transport and bridges minister

Metro, railway tussle over yard at Kamalapur

The metro rail authorities have planned to construct a stable yard near the Kamalapur station, but the Bangladesh Railway argues it conflicts with a plan previously agreed upon by the two parties.

Rooppur, Matarbari, metros to get highest ADP allocation

The government is set to increase budget allocation for quick completion of the Rooppur nuclear and Matarbari coal-fired power plant projects.

No decision yet on running metro rail on Fridays: MAN Siddique

The metro railway authority is yet to decide whether to run metro trains on Fridays

Kafkaesque realities of traffic rule enforcement

The problem lies in the lack of clarity regarding the type of speed cameras installed and their operational status.

#Perspective / How Dhaka’s metro rail simplifies Ramadan commutes

The metro rail has emerged as more than just a mode of transportation — it is a respite. During Ramadan, when the city seems to pulse with a heightened sense of urgency, the metro offers a calm, efficient path through it all. Its ability to bypass the notorious traffic jams means that people can ensure timely arrivals at work and, more importantly, at the family’s dinner table for iftar.

January 22, 2024
January 22, 2024

Metro rail timings around the world

A look into how long metro trains run in cities around the world as Dhaka metro rail begins its 13-hour run

December 31, 2023
December 31, 2023

Karwan Bazar metro station bans raw fish, meat, and vegetables

On the opening day of possibly the most anticipated station of MRT-6 – Karwan Bazar – one question dominated the minds of commuters and their social feeds: Will they allow raw groceries on the trains?.Karwan Bazar is home to one of the largest kitchen markets in the city, and located near

December 31, 2023
December 31, 2023

Metro rail now stops at Shahbagh, Karwan Bazar stations

The metro rail stations at Shahbagh and Karwan Bazar have started operation this morning

December 29, 2023
December 29, 2023

One year of Dhaka Metro: Are citizens in love yet?

The MRT-6 was inaugurated on December 28, 2023. What impact did it make on the city's transportation system? what are the city dwellers thinking?

December 28, 2023
December 28, 2023

Metro rail: Shahbagh, Karwan Bazar stations to open Sunday

All 16 stations of the Uttara-Motijheel section of the country's first metro rail service will be in operation from December 31, when the last remaining stations -- Shahbagh and Karwan Bazar -- open to the public

November 15, 2023
November 15, 2023

Difference between MRT Pass and Rapid Pass explained

While the Rapid Pass is meant to eventually serve all forms of transportation services within Dhaka city, right now it can be used to ride the MRT-6 metro rail, and specific BRTC bus services. 

November 15, 2023
November 15, 2023

Explained: Why new section is running for only 5 hours

Two of the most frequently asked questions since the Agargaon-Motijheel section of metro rail opened to the public are: why are trains on the new section running only from 7:00am to 12:00 noon, and when will the hours be extended to match those of the Uttara-Agargaon section

November 5, 2023
November 5, 2023

Agargaon to Motijheel in just 14 minutes!

Metro rail operations on the Agargaon-Motijheel section opened to public today as the first train left Motijheel station at 7:30am

November 4, 2023
November 4, 2023

Key things to know about metro rail's Agargaon-Motijheel section

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the Agargaon-Motijheel section of the country's first metro rail

November 4, 2023
November 4, 2023

PM inaugurates Agargaon-Motijheel section of metro rail

She also inaugurated construction work of MRT Line-5 (northern route)

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