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Two new metro rail projects worth Tk 940 bln approved in BD

Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved two mega MRT projects — Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line-1) and Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line-5: Northern Route)—involving Tk 94,000 crore, aiming to radically improving the capital’s transport sector. Read More »

BD Uber drivers enforce 24-hr strike

Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB) – Uber driver partners under the banner of Dhaka Ridesharing Drivers Union enforced a 24-hour strike from Sunday midnight to realize their various demands, including reduction in the commission taken by the company to 12 percent from the current 25 percent. Read More »

Transport strike paralises Chittagrong division in BD

Chattogram, Sept 8 (UNB) – An indefinite transport strike in Chattogram Division’s nine districts, except Brahmanbaria and Chandpur, has been causing immense suffering to the commuters. A body of transport owners and workers is enforcing the strike since Sunday morning to force the administration to accept its nine demands. Buses or trucks were off the road in Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, ... Read More »

ADB to finance upgradation of four BD highways

Dhaka, Sep 4 (UNB) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is going to provide funds for the upgradation of the country’s four highways into four-lane ones, said its country director Manmohan Parkash on Wednesday. The four highways — Dhaka-Sylhet, Rangpur-Banglabandha, Rangpur-Burimari and Faridpur-Barishal — will also have separate lanes for slow-moving vehicles. Manmohan said this when he met Road, Transport ... Read More »

What steps taken for security of Kulaura rail bridge: HC

Dhaka, Aug 19 – The High Court (HC) on Monday directed the Director General of Bangladesh Railways to submit a report before it by on October 24 on what steps they have been taken to ensure security of the Boromchal Bridge under Kulaura upazila of Moulavibazar district following the accident took place of that area on June 23 this year. ... Read More »

Bridge collapses only 3 months after its opening in Kurigram

Kurigram, Aug 17 (UNB) – A 40-foot bridge constructed at a cost of Tk 31 lakh has collapsed in only three months, causing extreme suffering to commuters. The bridge was constructed over the Abashongami canal at Purba Dhoniram of Fulbari in Kurigram under the ‘15 metre wide and breadth bridge/culvert construction project’ on the rural roads under Disaster and Relief ... Read More »

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Moscow, Aug 16 (AP/UNB) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the captain, 41-year old Damir ... Read More »