RAJSHAHI, Sept 15, 2020 (BSS) – Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has been implementing five road development projects involving around Taka 702.82 crore at present aiming at ensuring a comfortable road communication network in the city.
Implementation works of the development projects have started again in full-swing at present after suspension during the previous couple of months due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic situation.
Population density has gradually been increasing in the metropolis with the influx of huge city-bound people and multiplication of high rise buildings.
Taking the issues into special consideration, the city corporation has taken steps to reshuffle the city’s road system, said City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton while visiting some of the road development projects in the city Monday afternoon.
An epoch-making change in development of Rajshahi city’s road network is likely to happen within the next couple of months as the city corporation has been elevating its four major roads into four lanes simultaneously.
“We’ve adopted time-fitting measures of widening all the narrow roads besides transforming the existing curved roads into longitudinal with decorative looks in phases,” Liton said, adding that public sufferings due to the road related problems will be mitigated.
He said the projects are being implemented to attain the cherished goal of developing a sustainable citizen-friendly living atmosphere after installing the scopes of quality physical infrastructural facilities of roads.
A four-lane east-west connecting road from the Rajshahi-Naogaon highway to Mohanpur Rajshahi-Natore highway is being constructed with the main thrust of building a strong and effective communication system.
Construction of a two-lane 327.5-meter flyover with ram on the railway track is one of the major components of the 6.793-killometer road construction project which is being implemented at a cost of around Taka 182.68 crore.
Another existing road from Kalpana Cinema Hall crossing to Talaimarycrossing is being elevated to four-lane with 2.20-meter wide footpath on both sides at a cost of around Taka 127.5 crore.
Two other roads, one from Upashahar crossing to Sonadighi crossing and other from Malopara crossing to Sagarpara crossing, are being widened. Main objective of Taka 108.27-crore project is to smooth movement of city dwellers.
The existing Bilsimla-Kasiadanga road is being elevated to a four-lane with separate 7.8-feet wide bicycle-lane and 10-feet wide footpath on both sides of the road along with a four-foot wide road divider at a cost of Taka 26.75 crore.
Besides, footpath constructions with decoration, widening and development works of the city’s important road from Sonadighi crossing to Sadar Hospital crossing were started under Taka 49.87-crore project of carpeting works of the affected roads.