• Monday, Jan 30, 2023
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

Development in the fast lane

  • Published at 02:00 pm March 11th, 2020
Expressway faridpur

Greater connectivity will also help ease the immense pressure our capital city currently faces

Bangladesh’s first ever expressway -- connecting Dhaka to Faridpur’s Bhanga Upazila -- is welcome news, and offers a glimpse into the future of connectivity for citizens.

The project, set to be completed by June 2020, cost over Tk11,000 crore, and is a four-lane expressway spanning 54.7km. It is set to reduce travel time by several hours, and provide a great boost to connectivity between Dhaka and the southern districts.

Projects such as this expressway are just the sort Bangladesh needs moving forward; connectivity has long been an issue for our country, and people spend hours upon hours stuck in gridlocked traffic, whether it be in the capital city of Dhaka, or on our national highways.

While the government deserves its share of plaudits for completing this project, this expressway should just be the beginning of a concerted effort to improve the overall state of connectivity in our country.

In order to fully implement hassle-free travel for passengers across the country, it is not only expressways, but bridges, rails, and roads in general that require proper construction, planned meticulously so that it all combines into providing a seamless journey, free from excess traffic and gridlocks.

Bangladesh has several mega projects lined up for the future, including the construction of the Padma Bridge. It is extremely important for the government and all authorities concerned to prioritize efficient implementation of these projects.

Ultimately, this greater connectivity will also help ease the immense pressure our capital city currently faces, and hopefully edges the economy towards decentralization, which comes with its own set of benefits.

For a country harbouring lofty ambitions in the near-future, poor connectivity cannot be an issue that we continue to grapple with. It is time that changed.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail