CHATTOGRAM, Sept 7, 2018 (BSS) – The construction works of one of the
biggest projects of Chattogram Development Authority – City Outer Ring Road
(CORR) is nearing completion.
The 4 lane 17 km long CORR from Patenga to Fouzderhat involving Tk. 2500
crores is expected to open for traffic by June next year.
This project was undertaken aimed at saving the coastal areas from tidal
surge, an alternative communications for transportations of cargos from
Chattogram Port and to avoid gridlocks from Bandar to Sitakunda portions on
To save the coastal areas of Halishahar, Patenga to Fouzderhat from the
tidal surge, the Ring road project is being constructed over 30 feet high
embankment of 100 feet breadth, said Superintending Engineer of CDA, Kazi
Hasan Bin Shams.
He said there are provisions of 11 sluice gates and strongest wave
protection wall in this portion of ring road.
He added for unhindered communications from the city to Fouzderhat,
provisions of feeder roads for linking RAB-7 road, Port toll road and
Sagarika road are being constructed. Moreover the present traffic congestions
in front of Chattogram Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) will be eased following
the connections of ring road with CEPZ road.
Besides, heavy cargo laden transports from Chattogram Port towards other
destinations can easily use the ring road through feeder road. As a result,
the severe traffic congestions in the city will be resolved.
CDA Chairman Abdus Salam told BSS that at least 75 percent works of this
project already completed and the remaining works is expected to be completed
by June next year.
JAICA is funding Tk.600 crores and the GOB will assist the balance
amount, he added. The main aim of constructing the this outer ring road is to
save the people of coastal areas of Chattagram as well as resolve the
alarming traffic congestions in the city, the CDA chairman added.
He added it will be used as approach road to the Karnaphluli tunnel
which will help to facilitate the transports of south Chattogram, Teknaf,
Bandarban to enter in Ctg-Dhaka highway through ring road without entering
into the main city.