BRTC launches bus service on Dhaka Elevated Expressway

On Monday, September 18, 2023, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) began operating buses on the Uttara-Farmgate route through the Dhaka Elevated Expressway.

ABM Amin Ullah Nuri, secretary of the road transport and highways division, officially opened the bus service on the capital’s Manik Mia Avenue. Additionally present was Md. Tajul Islam, the BRTC chairman.

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At 11:25 am, the first bus after the ceremony headed toward Uttara Jasimuddin Road from Farmgate’s Khejur Bagan Golchattar.

Eight buses will initially transport passengers, and commuters can board the buses at either end of the expressway.

As long as there are people on board, the buses will run continuously starting at 7 a.m.

On September 2, Dhaka Elevated Expressway’s Airport-Farmgate section was officially opened by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

After it is finished, the Dhaka Elevated Expressway will be able to accommodate about 80,000 vehicles each day, according to project authorities.

According to Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, the Dhaka Elevated Expressway will travel from the capital’s Kawla neighborhood to the Kutubkhali region of the Dhaka-Chattogram highway via Kuril, Banani, Mohakhali, Tejgaon, Moghbazar, Kamalapur, Sayedabad, and Jatrabari.

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