In 2002, the Bangladesh Ministry of Communications "committed" to building a 32
mile monorail. Bids for the system, along with a 150 mile line connecting Dhaka
and Chittagong, were invited.
Experts from the Russian company
Metrogiprostroy have also proposed a plan for building an underground metro in
the city. T
Fast forward to 2012. Plans for an elevated 20.1 km metro line,
MRT6, became much more likely, with funding by Japan
arranged in March 2012. All talk of a monorail network disappeared, while land
acquisition plans are already underway for the approved project.
Construction was scheduled to begin in 2013 for a 2021 opening.. The actual ground breaking took place in 2016 with a 2019 opening date of the first phase..
Light Rail Transit in Dhaka
by Dr. Md. Masud Karim
A Metro for Dhaka