India Japan JV Bags Deal to Develop Dhaka Metro Rail Project

A joint venture between Japan and India has bagged the deal to develop Dhaka Metro Rail Project. This is the first ever joint venture between Japan and India that would develop a Metro Project in Bangladesh. The Dhaka Metro Rail Project, MRT line 6 will be the first rapid mass transit system in Bangladesh. This is a joint venture between Marubeni Corporation and Larsen and Turbo Ltd. 

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As per JapanTimes, Marubeni Corporation and Larsen and Turbo will provide electrical and mechanical systems for Dhaka MRT Line 6. The estimated cost of these parts amounts to about $55 billion. Earlier the two firms joined hands to build two power plants in Bangladesh. Marubeni has already helmed several railway projects in South Asia and now it will join hands with L&T to take on the Dhaka Metro Project.

Dhaka Metro Rail Project To Ease Traffic in the City

Dhaka Metro Rail Project MRT Line 6 will aspire to solve the issue of chronic traffic in the capital city. The project would consist of 16 stations and an elevated linkage that shall be 20 Km long. The 16 stations will be covered between Uttara North and Motijheel. The construction of the two-stage project will kickstart in July. By September 2022, the entire train line will be fully operational. The Dhaka Metro Rail Project will be the first metro project in Bangladesh.

The Dhaka Metro Will Be A Blessing For Citizens

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh has a population of over 15 million. Dhaka is usually chocked with paramount traffic and suffocating pollution. The metro train project which will be funded by Japan will make life much easier for the people of Dhaka. Japan will fund the Dhaka metro project through ODA. The train project will help a great deal not only to tame the city’s traffic but also the pollution levels in the city.

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