PM to lay Bangabandhu Railway Bridge foundation-stone Thursday
Published : Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 at 6:39 PM Count : 297
Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Wednesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lay the foundation-stone of the Bangabandhu Railway Bridge (dual-gauge) Thursday, which will be constructed over the Jamuna River next to the Bangabandhu Bridge.
"Processes including tenders and contracts have been completed for the construction of the bridge… Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially lay the foundation-stone of this railway bride on November 29," he said while inspecting the site of the railway bridge in Saidabad area of Sirajganj Wednesday afternoon.
The construction work of the bridge will start after the Prime Minister unveils the foundation stone, he said.
He also said that, "The project will be implemented in Sirajganj and Tangail. With this new railway bridge, trains will be able to run at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour on two lines."
The job has been awarded to a Japanese firm to construct the bridge.
The project is expected to be done by 2025, added the minister.
Local MP Prof Dr Habib-e-Milat, District Council Chairman Abdul Latif Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and other senior officials of the Railway Department were present on the occasion.