Another Rajshahi city street comes under illumination
RAJSHAHI, Dec 8, 2023 (BSS) - Rajshahi city dwellers got another illuminated street as the city corporation brought the road under illumination within the shortest possible time.
The newly widened 9.5-kilometer road from Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman crossing to Nawhata, which was recently elevated to four-lane with a median and a 2.20-meter wide footpath on both sides at a cost of around Tk 326.87 crore, has been illuminated.
A total of 390 decorative electric poles on the island of the road were erected and each of the poles has two modern lights.
The energy saving lights will be turned on and off automatically by the autologic controller.
City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by others concerned inaugurated the illumination through switching on the lights and cutting ribbon on Thursday evening.
The Department of Roads and Highway has been implementing the project of elevating the pavement from Rajshahi to Naohata Bridge via Shahmakhdum Airport to four lanes.
In addition to the four-lane elevation, security of the road will be ensured through construction of 65-meter RCC box culverts, road median sign signals, guidepost and road marking.
The city corporation very recently brought the newly-constructed four-lane road from Talaimary to Katakhali under street lighting.
Apart from many others, it has also installed and launched a modern and eye-catching lighting system on the 4.2-kilomter Bilsimla-Kasiadanga road to ensure security of people and vehicles during the night time movement in the city.
A total of 174 high altitude poles were installed with 384 power-saving LED bulbs in the shape of flying butterflies at a cost of around Taka 5.22 crore.
To make Rajshahi city more bright and attractive at night, the high altitude flood lights were installed in the city street.
Liton said the road has recently been elevated to a four-lane from 30 feet to 80 feet wide with 10 feet wide footpaths and concrete drains on both sides of the road at a cost of around Taka 52.75 crore.
There is also an eight-foot bicycle lane on the southern side of the road.
A decorative island has been constructed while trees were already planted on the island to bring a greenery look there, he said.
"We've also installed street lighting on both sides of the widened roads from Upashahar crossing to Sonadighi crossing and from Malopara to Sagarpara crossing at a cost of around Taka 2.5 crore," Liton added.