The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the ‘Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway’ project involving an estimated cost of Tk 16,901.32 crore.
The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said a total of five projects were approved involving an estimated cost of Tk 34,567.34 crore.
“Of the total project cost, Tk 12,402.65 crore will come from the national exchequer while the rest of Tk 22,164.69 crore as project assistance,” he said.
All the approved five projects are new ones.
“Bangladesh Bridges Authority under the Bridges Division will implement the Ashulia Elevated Expressway project by June 2022 in Dhaka North City Corporation, Savar upazila and Ashulia thana areas,” Kamal said.
The 24-km long elevated expressway will start from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Nabinagar Mor (crossroad) via Abdullahpur-Ashulia-Baipail and then EPZ to Chandra Mor (crossroad).
The Ashulia Expressway will be connected with the proposed Dhaka Elevated Expressway and this Ashulia Expressway will help reduce traffic congestions at Abdullahpur-Ashulia, Baipail-Chandra corridor and thus ease road communication between 30 districts of the country and Dhaka, he further added.
The expressway includes 10.84 kilometers of ramp and 14.28 kilometers of road.